GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
So I've discovered this truth: Evil is present with me even when I want to do what God's standards say is good.
King James Bible
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Darby Bible Translation
I find then the law upon me who will to practise what is right, that with me evil is there.
World English Bible
I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.
Young's Literal Translation
I find, then, the law, that when I desire to do what is right, with me the evil is present,
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ROMANS vii. 10.--"The commandment which, was ordained to life, I found to be unto death." The reader of St. Paul's Epistles is struck with the seemingly disparaging manner in which he speaks of the moral law. In one place, he tells his reader that "the law entered that the offence might abound;" in another, that "the law worketh wrath;" in another, that "sin shall not have dominion" over the believer because he is "not under the law;" in another, that Christians "are become dead to the law;" in …
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man
The Fainting Warrior
There are Therefore in us Evil Desires, by Consenting not unto which we Live...
However, I see a different standard [at work] throughout my body. It is at war with the standards my mind sets and tries to take me captive to sin's standards which still exist throughout my body.
I thank God that our Lord Jesus Christ rescues me! So I am obedient to God's standards with my mind, but I am obedient to sin's standards with my corrupt nature.
The standards of the Spirit, who gives life through Christ Jesus, have set you free from the standards of sin and death.
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