Romans 7:15

“For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 7:15

For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that do I not, but what I hate, that doe I.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I {would} like to {do,} but I am doing the very thing I hate.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I have no clear knowledge of what I am doing, for that which I have a mind to do, I do not, but what I have hate for, that I do.
- Basic English Bible

For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.
- Darby Bible

For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that I do not; but what I hate, that I do.
- Webster's Bible

For what I do, I do not recognize as my own action. What I desire to do is not what I do, but what I am averse to is what I do.
- Weymouth Bible

For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.
- World English Bible

For Y vndurstonde not that that Y worche; for Y do not the good thing that Y wole, but Y do thilke yuel thing that Y hate.
- Wycliffe Bible

for that which I work, I do not acknowledge; for not what I will, this I practise, but what I hate, this I do.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 7:15

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:15


7:13 Was then that which is good made the cause of evil to me; yea, of death, which is the greatest of evil? Not so. But it was sin, which was made death to me, inasmuch as it wrought death in me even by that which is good - By the good law. So that sin by the commandment became exceeding sinful - The consequence of which was, that inbred sin, thus driving furiously in spite of the commandment, became exceeding sinful; the guilt thereof being greatly aggravated.

7:14 I am carnal - St. Paul, having compared together the past and present state of believers, that in the flesh, #Rom 7:5|, and that in the spirit, #Rom 7:6|, in answering two objections, (Is then the law sin? #Rom 7:7|, and, Is the law death? #Rom 7:13|,) interweaves the whole process of a man reasoning, groaning, striving, and escaping from the legal to the evangelical state. This he does from #Rom 7:7|, to the end of this chapter. Sold under sin - Totally enslaved; slaves bought with money were absolutely at their master's disposal.

7:16 It is good - This single word implies all the three that were used before, #Rom 7:12|, holy, just, and good.

7:17 It is no more I that can properly be said to do it, but rather sin that dwelleth in me - That makes, as it were, another person, and tyrannizes over me.


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