Romans 7:18
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New International Version
For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

New Living Translation
And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can't.

English Standard Version
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.

Berean Study Bible
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

Berean Literal Bible
For I know that there dwells in me nothing good, that is, in my flesh. For to will is present with me, but not to do good.

New American Standard Bible
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

King James Bible
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.

International Standard Version
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.

NET Bible
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I know that good does not dwell within me, ( but this is in my flesh ), for it is easy for me to delight in the good, but I am unable to perform it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that nothing good lives in me; that is, nothing good lives in my corrupt nature. Although I have the desire to do what is right, I don't do it.

New American Standard 1977
For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the wishing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing; for I have the desire, but I am not able to perform that which is good.

King James 2000 Bible
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

American King James Version
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

American Standard Version
For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will, is present with me; but to accomplish that which is good, I find not.

Darby Bible Translation
For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right [I find] not.

English Revised Version
For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good, I find not.

Weymouth New Testament
For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.

World English Bible
For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good.

Young's Literal Translation
for I have known that there doth not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, good: for to will is present with me, and to work that which is right I do not find,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:18-22 The more pure and holy the heart is, it will have the more quick feeling as to the sin that remains in it. The believer sees more of the beauty of holiness and the excellence of the law. His earnest desires to obey, increase as he grows in grace. But the whole good on which his will is fully bent, he does not do; sin ever springing up in him, through remaining corruption, he often does evil, though against the fixed determination of his will. The motions of sin within grieved the apostle. If by the striving of the flesh against the Spirit, was meant that he could not do or perform as the Spirit suggested, so also, by the effectual opposition of the Spirit, he could not do what the flesh prompted him to do. How different this case from that of those who make themselves easy with regard to the inward motions of the flesh prompting them to evil; who, against the light and warning of conscience, go on, even in outward practice, to do evil, and thus, with forethought, go on in the road to perdition! For as the believer is under grace, and his will is for the way of holiness, he sincerely delights in the law of God, and in the holiness which it demands, according to his inward man; that new man in him, which after God is created in true holiness.
Study Bible
Struggling with Sin
17In that case, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do.…
Cross References
John 3:6
Flesh is born of flesh, but spirit is born of the Spirit.

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

Romans 8:3
For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in likeness of sinful man, as an offering for sin. He thus condemned sin in the flesh,

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

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

that in me.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14-16 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, …

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, …

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children…

Ephesians 2:1-5 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

in my.

Romans 7:5,25 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by …

Romans 8:3-13 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born …

Galatians 5:19-21,24 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

for to will.

Romans 7:15,19,25 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; …

Psalm 119:5,32,40,115-117,173,176 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!…

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

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

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