Romans 7:16
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New International Version
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If then I do that which I would not, etc. - Knowing that the law condemns it, and that therefore it must be evil. I consent unto the law; I show by this circumstance that I acknowledge the law to be good.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I consent.

Romans 7:12,14,22 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good...

Psalm 119:127,128 Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold...

Advent Lessons
Westminster Abbey, First Sunday in Advent, 1873. Romans vii. 22-25. "I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord." This is the first Sunday in Advent. To-day we have prayed that God would give us grace to put away the works
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Sin is Spiritual Slavery
John viii. 34.--"Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." The word [Greek: doulos] which is translated "servant," in the text, literally signifies a slave; and the thought which our Lord actually conveyed to those who heard Him is, "Whosoever committeth sin is the slave of sin." The apostle Peter, in that second Epistle of his which is so full of terse and terrible description of the effects of unbridled sensuality upon the human will,
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man

Carey's Last Days
1830-1834 The college and mission stripped of all their funds--Failure of the six firms for sixteen millions--Carey's official income reduced from L1560 to L600--His Thoughts and Appeal published in England--His vigour at seventy--Last revision of the Bengali Bible--Final edition of the Bengali New Testament--Carey rejoices in the reforms of Lord William Bentinck's Government--In the emancipation of the slaves--Carey sketched by his younger contemporaries--His latest letters and last message to Christendom--Visits
George Smith—The Life of William Carey

His Freedom from Sin.
THE first impression which we receive from the life of Jesus is that of perfect innocency and sinlessness in the midst of a sinful world. He, and he alone, carried the spotless purity of childhood untarnished through his youth and manhood. Hence the lamb and the dove are his appropriate symbols. He was, indeed, tempted as we are; but he never yielded to temptation.[21]21 His sinlessness was at first only the relative sinlessness of Adam before the fall; which implies the necessity of trial and temptation,
Philip Schaff—The Person of Christ

Cross References
Romans 7:12
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

1 Timothy 1:8
We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.

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