Romans 7:19
New International Version
For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.

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.

English Standard Version
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Berean Study Bible
For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do.

Berean Literal Bible
For the good that I desire, I do not do; but the evil that I do not want, this I practice.

New American Standard Bible
For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

New King James Version
For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.

King James Bible
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Christian Standard Bible
For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.

Contemporary English Version
Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong.

Good News Translation
I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.

International Standard Version
For I don't do the good I want to do, but instead do the evil that I don't want to do.

NET Bible
For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want!

New Heart English Bible
For the good which I desire, I do not do; but the evil which I do not desire, that I practice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It was not the good that I wanted that I did, but the evil that I did not want to do, that I did.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't do the good I want to do. Instead, I do the evil that I don't want to do.

New American Standard 1977
For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish.

King James 2000 Bible
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

American King James Version
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

American Standard Version
For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the good which I will, I do not; but the evil which I will 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.

English Revised Version
For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Weymouth New Testament
For what I do is not the good thing that I desire to do; but the evil thing that I desire not to do, is what I constantly 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.
Study Bible
Struggling with Sin
18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do. 20And if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.…
Cross References
Mark 5:5
Night and day in the tombs and in the mountains he kept crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Romans 7:15
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do.

Treasury of Scripture

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.





Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I do not do
ποιῶ (poiō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

[the] good
ἀγαθόν (agathon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

I want [to do].
θέλω (thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

Instead,
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

I keep on doing
πράσσω (prassō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4238: To do, perform, accomplish; be in any condition, i.e. I fare; I exact, require.

[the] evil
κακὸν (kakon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2556: Bad, evil, in the widest sense. Apparently a primary word; worthless, i.e. depraved, or injurious.

I do not want [to do].
θέλω (thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.
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