Romans 7:14-25 Closer look

Romans 7:14-25 closer look

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.

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

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

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

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

22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

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14 For G1063 we know G1492 that G3754 the law G3551 is G2076 spiritual G4152: but G1161 I G1473 am G1510 carnal G4559, sold G4097 under G5259 sin G266.
15 For G1063 that which G3739 I do G2716 I allow G1097 not G3756: for G1063 what G3739 I would G2309, that G5124 do I G4238 not G3756; but G235 what G3739 I hate G3404, that G5124 do I G4160.4
16 If G1487 then G1161 I do G4160 that G5124 which G3739 I would G2309 not G3756, I consent G4852 unto the law G3551 that G3754 it is good G2570.
17 Now G3570 then G1161 it is no more G3765 I G1473 that do G2716 it G846, but G235 sin G266 that dwelleth G3611 in G1722 me G1698.
18 For G1063 I know G1492 that G3754 in G1722 me G1698 (that is G5123, in G1722 my G3450 flesh G4561,) dwelleth G3611 no G3756 good thing G18: for G1063 to will G2309 is present G3873 with me G3427; but G1161 how to perform G2716 that which is good G2570 I find G2147 not G3756.
19 For G1063 G3739 the good G18 that I would G2309 I do G4160 not G3756: but G235 the evil G2556 which G3739 I would G2309 not G3756, that G5124 I do G4238.
20 Now G1161 if G1487 G3739 I do G4160 that G5124 I G1473 would G2309 not G3756, it is no more G2089 G3765 I G1473 that do G2716 it G846, but G235 sin G266 that dwelleth G3611 in G1722 me G1698.
21 I find G2147 then G686 a law G3551, that G3754, when I G1698 would G2309 do G4160 good G2570, evil G2556 is present G3873 with me G1698.
22 For G1063 I delight G4913 in the law G3551 of God G2316 after G2596 the inward G2080 man G444:
23 But G1161 I see G991 another G2087 law G3551 in G1722 my G3450 members G3196, warring against G497 the law G3551 of my G3450 mind G3563, and G2532 bringing G163 me G3165 into captivity G163 to the law G3551 of sin G266 which G3588 is G5607 in G1722 my G3450 members G3196.
24 O wretched G5005 man G444 that I am G1473! who G5101 shall deliver G4506 me G3165 from G1537 the body G4983 of this G5127 death G2288?5
25 I thank G2168 God G2316 through G1223 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547 our G2257 Lord G2962. So then G686 G3767 with the mind G3563 I G1473 myself G846 serve G3303 G1398 the law G3551 of God G2316; but G1161 with the flesh G4561 the law G3551 of sin G266.

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14 This is the reason that we know that the Torah is motivated and controlled through the spirit: but I am motivated and controlled through the appetites and desires of the flesh, in slavery made inferior by breaking Torah.

15 This is why I do things that I do not want to: when I try to do what my heart desires,  I do not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then, I do that which I don’t want to do, I consent that the law is good for exposing my sin.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for the preference of the flesh is easy to men; but how to accomplish that which is virtuous I find not.

19 For the virtuous that I attempt I do not manage to do: but the evil which I don’t want, that I end up doing.

20 Now if I end up doing that I don’t want to, it is no longer my desire to do it, but moral failure that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a natural occurrence, that, when I want to do good, evil is lying in wait to harm me.

22 For I rejoice outwardly in the Torah of God from my innermost being:

23 But I see another natural occurrence in my flesh, warring against the principles of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the natural occurrence of disobedience which is in my flesh.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the flesh and its propensity to do things that lead to eternal death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with my mind, strength, and spirit I will will observe the Torah of God; but when I concentrate on the flesh, that when I struggle with the principles of sin.

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