New Living Translation
I have discovered this principle of life--that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.
King James Bible
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Darby Bible Translation
I find then the law upon me who will to practise what is right, that with me evil is there.
World English Bible
I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.
Young's Literal Translation
I find, then, the law, that when I desire to do what is right, with me the evil is present,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:21 I find then a law - An inward constraining power, flowing from the dictate of corrupt nature.
LibraryThou Shalt not Commit Adultery.
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 …
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works
"O Wretched Man that I Am!"
How Christ is to be Made Use of as Our Life, in Case of Heartlessness and Fainting through Discouragements.
Of the Corruption of Nature and the Efficacy of Divine Grace
But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
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