Romans 7:21

“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I find then a Law, that when I would do good, euil is present with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I see a law that, though I have a mind to do good, evil is present in me.
- Basic English Bible

I find then the law upon *me* who will to practise what is right, that with *me* evil is there.
- Darby Bible

I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me.
- Webster's Bible

I find therefore the law of my nature to be that when I desire to do what is right, evil is lying in ambush for me.
- Weymouth Bible

I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.
- World English Bible

Therfor Y fynde the lawe to me willynge to do good thing, for yuel thing lieth to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

I find, then, the law, that when I desire to do what is right, with me the evil is present,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:21


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


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:21


Ro 7:21 I find then a law. It is then the law of our unregenerate state that, even if we would do good, and purpose to be better, evil will be present, and will be practiced.

Discussion for Romans 7:21

  • Nancy ruggiano for verse 21
    Paul recognized he had no ppower to change and stop sinning because he still had to struggle with the flesh, but when he realized all his sufficiency was in christ power not his!!!!!
  • C Banks for verse 21
    I believe that when Paul was speaking of this the things that he did that was good as he turned from the right to the left evil was right in his face but he fell into sin at some moment because of the evil that dwells in his flesh that 's why we as men and women of God must stay focused and feed our spirit much more than our flesh whichever one we feed the most that 's the one that will dominate
  • I agree, this is good. I believe we can live free of sin.
  • Roy M Donald for verse 21
    I believe what Paul is saying is true that no good thing dwells in the flesh and considering that the flesh is forever present so is evil
  • Roy M Donald for verse 21
    I believe what Paul is saying is true that no good thing dwells in the flesh and considering that the flesh is forever present so is evil
  • Lopez garvin for verse 21
    even though we have been born again by the holy incorruptible seed of the word of god we still live in fleshly bodies and our flesh or the carnal nature is always trying to dictate to us what to do or obey the lust or desire of the flesh

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