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 Romans 7:19

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 for Romans 7:19

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:19


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.

7:18 In my flesh - The flesh here signifies the whole man as he is by nature.

7:21 I find then a law - An inward constraining power, flowing from the dictate of corrupt nature.


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!

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