Romans 7:19

“For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the good that I would, I do not: but the euill which I would not, that I doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the good which I have a mind to do, I do not: but the evil which I have no mind to do, that I do.
- Basic English Bible

For I do not practise the good that I will; but the evil I do not will, that I do.
- Darby Bible

For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.
- Webster's Bible

For what I do is not the good thing that I desire to do; but the evil thing that I desire not to do, is what I constantly do.
- Weymouth Bible

For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice.
- World English Bible

For Y do not thilke good thing that Y wole, but Y do thilke yuel thing that Y wole not.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the good that I will, I do not; but the evil that I do not will, this I practise.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:19


Ro 7:19 The good that I would I do not. This verse proves the statement of Ro 7:18. It is the strongest expression of sinfulness yet made. What could better demonstrate the bondage to sin? Yet how true to human experience!

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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