Romans 7:24
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New International Version
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

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

Darby Bible Translation
O wretched man that I [am]! who shall deliver me out of this body of death?

World English Bible
What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?

Young's Literal Translation
A wretched man I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O wretched man that I am, etc. - This affecting account is finished more impressively by the groans of the wounded captive. Having long maintained a useless conflict against innumerable hosts and irresistible might, he is at last wounded and taken prisoner; and to render his state more miserable, is not only encompassed by the slaughtered, but chained to a dead body; for there seems to be here an allusion to an ancient custom of certain tyrants, who bound a dead body to a living man, and obliged him to carry it about, till the contagion from the putrid mass took away his life! Virgil paints this in all its horrors, in the account he gives of the tyrant Mezentius. Aeneid, lib. viii. ver. 485.

Quid memorem infandas caedes? quid facta tyranni?

Mortua quin etiam jungebat corpora Vivis,

Componens manibusque manus, atque oribus ora;

Tormenti genus! et sanie taboque fluentes

Complexu in misero, longa sic morte necabat.

What tongue can such barbarities record,

Or count the slaughters of his ruthless sword?

'Twas not enough the good, the guiltless bled,

Still worse, he bound the living to the dead:

These, limb to limb, and face to face, he joined;

O! monstrous crime, of unexampled kind!

Till choked with stench, the lingering wretches lay,

And, in the loathed embraces, died away!

continued...

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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...

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Advent Lessons
Westminster Abbey, First Sunday in Advent, 1873. Romans vii. 22-25. "I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 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. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord." This is the first Sunday in Advent. To-day we have prayed that God would give us grace to put away the works
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Sin is Spiritual Slavery
John viii. 34.--"Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." The word [Greek: doulos] which is translated "servant," in the text, literally signifies a slave; and the thought which our Lord actually conveyed to those who heard Him is, "Whosoever committeth sin is the slave of sin." The apostle Peter, in that second Epistle of his which is so full of terse and terrible description of the effects of unbridled sensuality upon the human will,
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man

Carey's Last Days
1830-1834 The college and mission stripped of all their funds--Failure of the six firms for sixteen millions--Carey's official income reduced from L1560 to L600--His Thoughts and Appeal published in England--His vigour at seventy--Last revision of the Bengali Bible--Final edition of the Bengali New Testament--Carey rejoices in the reforms of Lord William Bentinck's Government--In the emancipation of the slaves--Carey sketched by his younger contemporaries--His latest letters and last message to Christendom--Visits
George Smith—The Life of William Carey

His Freedom from Sin.
THE first impression which we receive from the life of Jesus is that of perfect innocency and sinlessness in the midst of a sinful world. He, and he alone, carried the spotless purity of childhood untarnished through his youth and manhood. Hence the lamb and the dove are his appropriate symbols. He was, indeed, tempted as we are; but he never yielded to temptation.[21]21 His sinlessness was at first only the relative sinlessness of Adam before the fall; which implies the necessity of trial and temptation,
Philip Schaff—The Person of Christ

Cross References
Romans 6:6
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--

Romans 8:2
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:23
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

Colossians 2:11
In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ,

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