Romans 7:15
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English Standard Version
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

King James Bible
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

American Standard Version
For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do.

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

English Revised Version
For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do.

Webster's Bible Translation
For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that I do not; but what I hate, that I do.

Weymouth New Testament
For what I do, I do not recognize as my own action. What I desire to do is not what I do, but what I am averse to is what I do.

Romans 7:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I do (κατεργάζομαι)

See on Romans 7:8. Accomplish, achieve. Here appropriately used of carrying out another's will. I do not perceive the outcome of my sinful life.

I allow not (οὐ γινώσκω)

Allow is used by A.V. in the earlier English sense of approve. Compare Luke 11:48; Romans 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 2:4. Shakespeare: "Thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras as I will allow of thy wits" ("Twelfth Night," iv., 2). But the meaning of γινώσκω is not approve, but recognize, come to know, perceive. Hence Rev., I know not. Paul says: "What I carry out I do not recognize in its true nature, as a slave who ignorantly performs his master's behest without knowing its tendency or result."

I would (θέλω)

See on Matthew 1:19. Rather desire than will in the sense of full determination, as is shown by I consent (Romans 7:16), and I delight in (Romans 7:22).

Do I not (πράσσω)

See on John 3:21. Rev., correctly, practice: the daily doing which issues in accomplishment (κατεργάζομαι).

Do I((ποιῶ)

See on John 3:21. More nearly akin to κατεργάζομαι I accomplish, realize. "When I have acted (πράσσω) I find myself face to face with a result which my moral instinct condemns" (Godet). I do not practice what I would, and the outcome is what I hate.

Romans 7:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For that.

Romans 14:22 Have you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that comdemns not himself in that thing which he allows.

Luke 11:48 Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.

allow. or, know.

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

what.

Romans 7:16,19,20 If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good...

1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against you, (for there is no man that sins not,) and you be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy...

Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.

Psalm 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, you shall purge them away.

Psalm 119:1-6,32,40 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD...

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

1 John 1:7,8 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

what I hate.

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me.

Psalm 119:104,113,128,163 Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way...

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate...

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God...

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Cross References
John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

Romans 7:19
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Galatians 5:17
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

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