Romans 7:17

17 But now I'm not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it's sin that lives in me.

Romans 7:17 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 7:17

Now then, it is no more I that do it
This is another inference, deduced from what is before said, that since he did not approve, but hated what he did, and willed the contrary, it was not he as spiritual, as born again, as a new man, a new creature, that did it; see ( 1 John 3:9 ) . He says,

But sin that dwelleth in me;
the old man, the carnal I, the evil present with him, the law in his members; which not only existed in him, and wrought in him, and that at times very strongly, but dwelt in him, had its abode in him, as it has in all regenerate persons, and will have, as long as they are in the body.

Romans 7:17 In-Context

15 I don't know what I'm doing, because I don't do what I want to do. Instead, I do the thing that I hate.
16 But if I'm doing the thing that I don't want to do, I'm agreeing that the Law is right.
17 But now I'm not the one doing it anymore. Instead, it's sin that lives in me.
18 I know that good doesn't live in me—that is, in my body. The desire to do good is inside of me, but I can't do it.
19 I don't do the good that I want to do, but I do the evil that I don't want to do.