Romans 7:18

In me (en emoi). Paul explains this by "in my flesh" (en th sarki mou), the unregenerate man "sold under sin" of verse 2 Corinthians 14 . No good thing (ouk--agaqon). "Not absolutely good." This is not a complete view of man even in his unregenerate state as Paul at once shows. For to will is present with me (to gar qelein parakeitai moi). Present middle indicative of parakeimai, old verb, to lie beside, at hand, with dative moi. Only here in N.T. The wishing is the better self, the doing not the lower self.