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Romans 7:19

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.

Read Romans 7:19 Using Other Translations

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.
I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

What does Romans 7:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Romans 7:19

For the good that I would, I do not
The apostle here repeats what he had delivered in ( Romans 7:15 Romans 7:16 ) to strengthen and confirm this part of his experience; that though he had a will to that which was good, yet he wanted power, and had none of himself to perform; and therefore often did what he would not, and what he would he did not.

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