Romans 7:14-20 NIV

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.

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15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

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16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

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    • 29 7:16 - S ver 12
      17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

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          18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.a For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

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            • ~ 7:18 - Or "my flesh"
              19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.

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                  20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

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                      Study tools for Romans 7:14-20

                      • a 7:5 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
                      • b 7:7 - Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21
                      • c 7:18 - Or "my flesh"
                      • d 7:25 - Or "in the flesh"