New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which exists in my members.
World English Bible
but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.
Young's Literal Translation
and I behold another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of the sin that is in my members.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:23 But I see another law in my members - Another inward constraining power of evil inclinations and bodily appetites. Warring against the law of my mind - The dictate of my mind, which delights in the law of God. And captivating me - In spite of all my resistance
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Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.
I have discovered this principle of life--that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.
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.
The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don't they come from the evil desires at war within you?
1 Peter 2:11
Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.
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