Romans 7:16
New International Version
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

New Living Translation
But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good.

English Standard Version
Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good.

Berean Study Bible
And if I do what I do not want to do, I admit that the law is good.

Berean Literal Bible
Now if that which I do not want, this I do, I consent to the Law, that it is good.

King James Bible
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

New King James Version
If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.

New American Standard Bible
However, if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, that the Law is good.

NASB 1995
But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.

NASB 1977
But if I do the very thing I do not wish to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that it is good.

Amplified Bible
Now if I habitually do what I do not want to do, [that means] I agree with the Law, confessing that it is good (morally excellent).

Christian Standard Bible
Now if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good.

American Standard Version
But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if I did what I did not choose, I testify of The Written Law that it is excellent.

Contemporary English Version
Although I don't do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then I do that which I will not, I consent to the law, that it is good.

English Revised Version
But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good.

Good News Translation
Since what I do is what I don't want to do, this shows that I agree that the Law is right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't do what I want to do, but I agree that God's standards are good.

International Standard Version
Now if I practice what I don't want to do, I am admitting that the Law is good.

Literal Standard Version
And if what I do not will, this I do, I consent to the Law that [it is] good,

NET Bible
But if I do what I don't want, I agree that the law is good.

New Heart English Bible
But if I do what I do not want to do, I agree with the law that it is good.

Weymouth New Testament
But if I do that which I do not desire to do, I admit the excellence of the Law,

World English Bible
But if what I don't desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good.

Young's Literal Translation
And if what I do not will, this I do, I consent to the law that it is good,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Struggling with 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 want to do, I admit that the law is good. 17In that case, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.…

Cross References
Romans 7:12
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.

1 Timothy 1:8
Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately.


Treasury of Scripture

If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good.

I consent.

Romans 7:12,14,22
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good…

Psalm 119:127,128
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold…









(16) But the fact that I desire to do what is right is itself a witness to the excellence of the Law, which commands that which I desire.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

I do
ποιῶ (poiō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I do not desire,
θέλω (thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

I admit
σύμφημι (symphēmi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4852: To assent to, consent, confess, agree with. From sun and phemi; to say jointly, i.e. Assent to.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμῳ (nomō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

[is] good.
καλός (kalos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.


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