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Romans 7:17

17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

Read Romans 7:17 Using Other Translations

Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

What does Romans 7:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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