New Living Translation
I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.
King James Bible
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Darby Bible Translation
For I do not practise the good that I will; but the evil I do not will, that I do.
World English Bible
For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice.
Young's Literal Translation
for the good that I will, I do not; but the evil that I do not will, this I practise.
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In this Commandment too a good work is commanded, which includes much and drives away much vice; it is called purity, or chastity, of which much is written and preached, and it is well known to every one, only that it is not as carefully observed and practised as other works which are not commanded. So ready are we to do what is not commanded and to leave undone what is commanded. We see that the world is full of shameful works of unchastity, indecent words, tales and ditties, temptation to which …
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