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 7:17

  • What are the costs of discipleship? Not surprisingly, they all involve restraining the passions of the soul. Because of indwelling sin Rom. 7 17, 20 , the soul must be checked to keep it from ruling the spirit of man. If left to itself, the soul will trump the spirit and lead the whole man. The result is carnality in the life of a believer. God s will is that the spirit of man, where the Holy Spirit resides, leads the charge spirit directing soul directing body, in that order.

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