Romans 7:15
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New International Version
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

New Living Translation
I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate.

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.

Berean Study Bible
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do.

Berean Literal Bible
For what I do, I do not understand. For what I want, this I do not do; but what I hate, this I do.

New American Standard Bible
For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate.

International Standard Version
I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.

NET Bible
For I don't understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want--instead, I do what I hate.

New Heart English Bible
For I do not know what I am doing. For I do not practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For that which I committed I did not understand, neither was it anything that I chose, but I was doing what I hated.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't realize what I'm doing. I don't do what I want to do. Instead, I do what I hate.

New American Standard 1977
For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For that which I do, I do not understand, and not even the good that I desire is what I do; but what I hate, that is what I do.

King James 2000 Bible
For that which I do I know not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.

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.

World English Bible
For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.

Young's Literal Translation
for that which I work, I do not acknowledge; for not what I will, this I practise, but what I hate, this I do.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:14-17 Compared with the holy rule of conduct in the law of God, the apostle found himself so very far short of perfection, that he seemed to be carnal; like a man who is sold against his will to a hated master, from whom he cannot set himself at liberty. A real Christian unwillingly serves this hated master, yet cannot shake off the galling chain, till his powerful and gracious Friend above, rescues him. The remaining evil of his heart is a real and humbling hinderance to his serving God as angels do and the spirits of just made perfect. This strong language was the result of St. Paul's great advance in holiness, and the depth of his self-abasement and hatred of sin. If we do not understand this language, it is because we are so far beneath him in holiness, knowledge of the spirituality of God's law, and the evil of our own hearts, and hatred of moral evil. And many believers have adopted the apostle's language, showing that it is suitable to their deep feelings of abhorrence of sin, and self-abasement. The apostle enlarges on the conflict he daily maintained with the remainder of his original depravity. He was frequently led into tempers, words, or actions, which he did not approve or allow in his renewed judgement and affections. By distinguishing his real self, his spiritual part, from the self, or flesh, in which sin dwelt, and by observing that the evil actions were done, not by him, but by sin dwelling in him, the apostle did not mean that men are not accountable for their sins, but he teaches the evil of their sins, by showing that they are all done against reason and conscience. Sin dwelling in a man, does not prove its ruling, or having dominion over him. If a man dwells in a city, or in a country, still he may not rule there.
Study Bible
Struggling with Sin
14We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do. 16And if I do what I do not desire, I admit that the Law is good.…
Cross References
John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you.

Romans 7:19
For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do.

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh craves what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are opposed to one another, so that you do not do what you want.
Treasury of Scripture

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

For that.

Romans 14:22 Have you faith? have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that …

Luke 11:48 Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: …

allow. or, know.

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly …

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: …

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …

1 John 1:7,8 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

what I hate.

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

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is …

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his …

Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them …

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 …

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, …

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even …

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