Romans 7:16

“If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If then I doe that which I would not, I consent vnto the Law, that it is good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if I do the very thing I do not want {to do,} I agree with the Law, {confessing} that the Law is good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But, if I do that which I have no mind to do, I am in agreement with the law that the law is good.
- Basic English Bible

But if what I do not will, this I practise, I consent to the law that [it is] right.
- Darby Bible

If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good.
- Webster's Bible

But if I do that which I do not desire to do, I admit the excellence of the Law,
- Weymouth Bible

But if what I don't desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good.
- World English Bible

And if Y do that thing that Y wole not, Y consente to the lawe, that it is good.
- Wycliffe Bible

And if what I do not will, this I do, I consent to the law that [it is] good,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:16


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


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:16


Ro 7:16 If then I do. Rather, "But if I do". If he sins, against his purpose and inclination, he condemns his sin, and thus acknowledges the law, which he disobeyed, to be just and good.

Discussion for Romans 7

  • BSP
    Paul described himself as a miserable man in verse 24 because he wanted to do what was right, but his imperfect flesh urged him to do otherwise.
  • Bruce
    We who are true Believers will face Persecution and Tribulation./---We must through much Tribulation enter The Kingdom of God:Acts 14:22 Satan is out to destroy The Church. The Battle begins the moment The Lord enters Your Heart.You need to be dressed for Battle:Ephesians6:11 Some will even lose Their Heads, False imprisonment, torture,killed in a variety of ways! Endure to The End. Seek The Lost.
  • Donald Portnova
    If we keep our eyes on Jesus we will walk in victory but as long as we are clothed in this body of flesh there will be a battle to face. Thank God for the victory won through Jesus shed blood on Calvarys Cross. Stay close to the CRoss keep your eyes on Jesus and our struggles and battles will fade in the glorious victory of our Savior. Hallelujah 😊
  • Jhall
    I thank God he understands our struggles and given us a way of escape , if we accept was he has given for us
  • Brianna
    Rom 7:19,20

    The apostle Paul describes the fight that he had, and that all other Christians have, and how, in spite of their best efforts, they will make mistakes, though not deliberately, insolently and willfully. The value of Christ's atonement sacrifice as applied for their sins, over which they repent and make confession, is the basis for their being declared righteous.
  • Jeremy
    Praise and glory and love to Jesus!

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