Romans 7:20
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New International Version
Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

New Living Translation
But if I do what I don't want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

English Standard Version
Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

New American Standard Bible
But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

King James Bible
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now if I do what I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that lives in me.

International Standard Version
But if I do what I don't want to do, I am no longer the one who is doing it, but it is the sin that is living in me.

NET Bible
Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer me doing it but sin that lives in me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if I did the thing that I did not want, it was not I doing it, but sin that dwelt within me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, when I do what I don't want to do, I am no longer the one who is doing it. Sin that lives in me is doing it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if I do that which I do not desire, I am not working, but sin that dwells in me.

King James 2000 Bible
Now if I do that which I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.

American King James Version
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.

American Standard Version
But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now if I do that which I will not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Darby Bible Translation
But if what *I* do not will, this I practise, [it is] no longer *I* [that] do it, but the sin that dwells in me.

English Revised Version
But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now if I do that which I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

Weymouth New Testament
But if I do that which I desire not to do, it can no longer be said that it is I who do it, but the sin which has its home within me does it.

World English Bible
But if what I don't desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me.

Young's Literal Translation
And if what I do not will, this I do, it is no longer I that work it, but the sin that is dwelling in me.
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now if I do that I would not,.... The same conclusion is formed here, as in Romans 7:17, not with any view to excuse himself from blame in sinning, but to trace the lusts of his heart, and the sins of his life, to the source and fountain of them, the corruption of his nature; and to ascribe them to the proper cause of them, which was not the law of God, nor the new man, but sin that dwelt in him.



Romans 7:20 Additional Commentaries
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Struggling with Sin
19For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 21I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.…
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Matthew 5:19
Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Romans 7:17
As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
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