Romans 7:21
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English Standard Version
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.

King James Bible
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

American Standard Version
I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I find then a law, that when I have a will to do good, evil is present with me.

English Revised Version
I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present.

Webster's Bible Translation
I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me.

Weymouth New Testament
I find therefore the law of my nature to be that when I desire to do what is right, evil is lying in ambush for me.

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Vincent's Word Studies

A law

With the article, the law. The constant rule of experience imposing itself on the will. Thus in the phrases law of faith, works, the spirit. Here the law of moral contradiction.

When I would (τῷ θέλοντι ἐμοὶ)

Lit., as Rev., to me who would, or to the wishing me, thus emphasizing the I whose characteristic it is to wish, but not to do.

Romans 7:21 Parallel Commentaries

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a law.

Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind...

Romans 6:12,14 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof...

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Psalm 19:13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright...

Psalm 119:133 Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin.

Ephesians 6:11-13 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil...

2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome...

evil.

2 Chronicles 30:18,19 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves...

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

Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up...

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

Psalm 119:37 Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way.

Isaiah 6:5-7 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

Zechariah 3:1-4 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him...

Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Hebrews 2:17 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers...

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are...

Cross References
Romans 7:23
but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Romans 7:25
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

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