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

  • Geraldine cole
    If Jesus Don't do it for us it want be done on the Earth or in Heaven because he is the one that can kill the body and then send u to Hell or Heaven so do not worry about what man say he will do just pray and believe what Jesus has told u in his word when u walk with Jesus there is notbing man can do to u accept leave u alone reburk the devil and plea the blood of Jesus he will go Amen
  • Edna
    nothing but the spirit of the life of in CHRIST CAN MAKE ANY SINNER FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GRACE AND MERCY
  • Ray321
    Romans 7:14-15 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not but what I hate, that do I. Paul had sin, he knew how to deal with it, he would feed the new creature inside him which was the Holy Spirit. The more we read the Word of God, the lest we sin. The Word cleans good.
  • 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 😊

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