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Romans 7:13–25

13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? aMay it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.

The Conflict of Two Natures

14 For we know that the Law is aspiritual, but I am aof flesh, bsold 1cinto bondage to sin.

15 For what I am doing, aI do not understand; for I am not practicing bwhat I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.

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

17 So now, ano longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my aflesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

19 For athe good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, aI am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

21 I find then athe 1principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.

22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God 1in athe inner man,

23 but I see aa different law in 1the members of my body, waging war against the blaw of my mind and making me a prisoner 2of cthe law of sin which is in my members.

24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from 1athe body of this bdeath?

25 aThanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh bthe law of sin.

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