Romans 7:17

“Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now then, it is no more I that doe it: but sinne that dwelleth in me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So it is no longer I who do it, but the sin living in me.
- Basic English Bible

Now then [it is] no longer *I* [that] do it, but the sin that dwells in me.
- Darby Bible

Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
- Webster's Bible

and now it is no longer I that do these things, but the sin which has its home within me does them.
- Weymouth Bible

So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me.
- World English Bible

But now Y worche not it now, but the synne that dwellith in me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and now it is no longer I that work it, but the sin dwelling in me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:17

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.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:17

Ro 7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it. Not Paul as a freeman who sins, but Paul as the bond-servant of sin (see Ro 7:15), and hence it is sin who reigns over him, who sins in him, as the instrument. He describes the sinful state as one of bondage. How often a man does what he "would not"!

Discussion for Romans 7

  • Alex
    Sorry but i see this roms 7 as a love triangle betwen Christ and the church and the LAW, Paul is saying you are dead to the law by the body of Christ that you should be MARRIED TO ANOTHER even to him that was rasied up from the DEAD and bring forth fruit unto God. Fits perfect to David Bathesheba n Uriah She was dead to Uriah/LAW by the body of David and Married another, now Christ is our husband.
  • 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
  • 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.

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