Romans 7:20

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.

Read Romans 7:20 Using Other Translations

Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

What does Romans 7:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Romans 7:20

Now if I do that I would not
The same conclusion is formed here, as in ( Romans 7:17 ) , not with any view to excuse himself from blame in sinning, but to trace the lusts of his heart, and the sins of his life, to the source and fountain of them, the corruption of his nature; and to ascribe them to the proper cause of them, which was not the law of God, nor the new man, but sin that dwelt in him.

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