Romans 7:18
Good News Translation
I know that good does not live in me--that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it.

Contemporary English Version
I know that my selfish desires won't let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not.

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For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not.

that in me.

Genesis 6:5 And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times,

Genesis 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done.

Job 14:4 Who can make him clean that is conceived of unclean seed? is it not thou who only art?

Job 15:14-16 What is man that he should be without spot, and he that is born of a woman that he should appear just? . . .

Job 25:4 Can man be justified compared with God, or he that is born of a woman appear clean?

Psalm 51:5 For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.

Isaiah 64:6 And we are all become as one unclean, and all our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman: and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Matthew 15:19 For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, . . .

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father from heaven give the good Spirit to them that ask him?

Ephesians 2:1-5 And you, when you were dead in your offences and sins, . . .

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

1 Peter 4:2 That now he may live the rest of his time in the flesh, not after the desires of men but according to the will of God.

in my.

Romans 7:5,25 For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death. . . .

Romans 8:3-13 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh. . . .

Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ: and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Galatians 5:19-21,24 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, . . .

for to will.

Romans 7:15,19,25 For that which I work, I understand not. For I do not that good which I will: but the evil which I hate, that I do. . . .

Psalm 119:5,32,40,115-117,173,176 O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications. . . .

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.

Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.

Context
Struggling with Sin
17Now then it is no more I that do it: but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not. 19For the good which I will, I do not: but the evil which I will not, that I do.…
Cross References
John 3:6
That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 7:25
The grace of God, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, I myself, with the mind serve the law of God: but with the flesh, the law of sin.

Romans 8:3
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh.

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would.

Additional Translations
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

For I know that there dwells in me nothing good, that is, in my flesh. For to will is present with me, but not to do good.

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right [I find] not.

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good, I find not.

For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good.

for I have known that there doth not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, good: for to will is present with me, and to work that which is right I do not find,
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