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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Romans 7:14–25

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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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