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Passage Lookup: Romans 7:15-25

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Romans 7:15
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I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate.
Romans 7:16
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But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good.
Romans 7:17
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So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
Romans 7:18
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And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[d] I want to do what is right, but I can't.
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Romans 7:19
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I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.
Romans 7:20
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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.
Romans 7:21
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I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.
Romans 7:22
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I love God's law with all my heart.
Romans 7:23
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But there is another power[e] within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
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Romans 7:24
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Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
Romans 7:25
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Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
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