Romans 7:19
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New International Version
For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.

New Living Translation
I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

English Standard Version
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Berean Study Bible
For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do.

Berean Literal Bible
For the good that I desire, I do not do; but the evil that I do not want, this I practice.

New American Standard Bible
For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

King James Bible
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do.

International Standard Version
For I don't do the good I want to do, but instead do the evil that I don't want to do.

NET Bible
For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want!

New Heart English Bible
For the good which I desire, I do not do; but the evil which I do not desire, that I practice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It was not the good that I wanted that I did, but the evil that I did not want to do, that I did.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't do the good I want to do. Instead, I do the evil that I don't want to do.

New American Standard 1977
For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not desire, that I do.

King James 2000 Bible
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

American King James Version
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

American Standard Version
For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the good which I will, I do not; but the evil which I will not, that I do.

Darby Bible Translation
For I do not practise the good that I will; but the evil I do not will, that I do.

English Revised Version
For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.

Weymouth New Testament
For what I do is not the good thing that I desire to do; but the evil thing that I desire not to do, is what I constantly do.

World English Bible
For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice.

Young's Literal Translation
for the good that I will, I do not; but the evil that I do not will, this I practise.
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
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. 20And if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.…
Cross References
Mark 5:5
Night and day in the tombs and in the mountains, he kept crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Romans 7:15
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do.
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