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

  • 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!
  • Winstone Selewende
    God tells humanity the importance of law the implications and consequencies of disobedience and the advent of grace.
  • Lilian
    We are now living under Gods grace thru the blood of Jesus. Thanks to the blood of Jesus thru him we are pardoned our sins are cleansed and we are redeemed and forgiven Jesus is the perfect obedience to our Father therefore we must also obey God's words and worship him alone. Unless if we are not born again in spirit we cant please God and our flesh remains sinful. We must be born again in spirit
  • Steve morrow
    To Mr Autrey 1 Corinthians 11:3 but I would have you know that the head of every man is CHRIST and the head of the woman is man and the head CHRIST is GOD-----1 Corinthians 15:27 28 for HE hath put all things under HIS feet but when HE saith all things are put under HIM it is manifest that HE is excepted which did put all things under HIM 28 and when all things shall be subdued unto HIM then shall the SON also himself be subject unto HIM that put put all things under HIM that GOD may be all in all----------------------------- JOHN 10:5 AND A STRANGER WILL THEY NOT FOLLOW BUT WILL FLEE FROM HIM FOR THEY KNOW NOT THE VOICE OF STRANGERS

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