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

  • 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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