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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CommentaryClarke'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
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
Carey's Last Days
His Freedom from Sin.
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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