New American Standard Bible
But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.
King James Bible
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Darby Bible Translation
But if what I do not will, this I practise, I consent to the law that it is right.
World English Bible
But if what I don't desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good.
Young's Literal Translation
And if what I do not will, this I do, I consent to the law that it is good,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I consent unto the law - The very struggle with evil shows that it is not loved, or approved, but that the Law which condemns it is really loved. Christians may here find a test of their piety. The fact of struggling against evil, the desire to be free from it, and to overcome it, the anxiety and grief which it causes, is an evidence that we do not love it, and that there. fore we are the friends of God. Perhaps nothing can be a more decisive test of piety than a long-continued and painful struggle against evil passions and desires in every form, and a panting of the soul to be delivered from the power and dominion of sin.
LibraryThe Original and the Actual Relation of Man to Law.
ROMANS vii. 10.--"The commandment which, was ordained to life, I found to be unto death." The reader of St. Paul's Epistles is struck with the seemingly disparaging manner in which he speaks of the moral law. In one place, he tells his reader that "the law entered that the offence might abound;" in another, that "the law worketh wrath;" in another, that "sin shall not have dominion" over the believer because he is "not under the law;" in another, that Christians "are become dead to the law;" in …
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So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
1 Timothy 1:8
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,
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