Romans 7:24
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English Standard Version
Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

King James Bible
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

American Standard Version
Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unhappy man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

English Revised Version
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?

Webster's Bible Translation
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Weymouth New Testament


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Vincent's Word Studies

Wretched (ταλαίπωρος)

Originally, wretched through the exhaustion of hard labor.

Who (τίς)

Referring to a personal deliverer.

Body of this death (τοῦ σώματος τοῦ θανάτου τούτου)

The body serving as the seat of the death into which the soul is sunk through the power of sin. The body is the literal body, regarded as the principal instrument which sin uses to enslave and destroy the soul. In explaining this much-disputed phrase, it must be noted: 1. That Paul associates the dominion and energy of sin prominently with the body, though not as if sin were inherent in and inseparable from the body. 2. That he represents the service of sin through the body as associated with, identified with, tending to, resulting in, death. And therefore, 3. That he may properly speak of the literal body as a body of death - this death, which is the certain issue of the abject captivity to sin. 4. That Paul is not expressing a desire to escape from the body, and therefore for death. Meyer paraphrases correctly: "Who shall deliver me out of bondage under the law of sin into moral freedom, in which my body shall no longer serve as the seat of this shameful death?" Ignatius, in his letter to the Smyrnaeans, speaks of one who denies Christ's humanity, as νεκροφόρος one who carries a corpse.

Imyself

The man out of Christ. Looking back and summing up the unregenerate condition, preparatory to setting forth its opposite in ch. 8. Paul says therefore, that, so far as concerns his moral intelligence or reason, he approves and pays homage to God's law; but, being in bondage to sin, made of flesh, sold under sin, the flesh carries him its own way and commands his allegiance to the economy of sin.

Romans 7:24 Parallel Commentaries

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wretched.

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought...

1 Kings 8:38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all your people Israel...

Psalm 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long...

Psalm 38:2,8-10 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore...

Psalm 77:3-9 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah...

Psalm 119:20,81-83,131 My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times...

Psalm 119:143,176 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights...

Psalm 130:1-3 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD...

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem...

Matthew 5:4,6 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted...

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying...

who.

Deuteronomy 22:26,27 But to the damsel you shall do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor...

Psalm 71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Psalm 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.

Psalm 91:14,15 Because he has set his love on me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name...

Psalm 102:20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

Micah 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion on us; he will subdue our iniquities...

Zechariah 9:11,12 As for you also, by the blood of your covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water...

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted...

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

the body of this. or, this body of.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed...

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.

Psalm 88:5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom you remember no more: and they are cut off from your hand.

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands...

Cross References
Romans 6:6
We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to 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.

Romans 8:23
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Colossians 2:11
In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

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