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Romans 7:16

    Romans 7:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But, if I do that which I have no mind to do, I am in agreement with the law that the law is good.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 7:16

    If then I do that which I would not, etc. - Knowing that the law condemns it, and that therefore it must be evil. I consent unto the law; I show by this circumstance that I acknowledge the law to be good.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 7:16

    I consent unto the law - The very struggle with evil shows that it is not loved, or approved, but that the Law which condemns it is really loved. Christians may here find a test of their piety. The fact of struggling against evil, the desire to be free from it, and to overcome it, the anxiety and grief which it causes, is an evidence that we do not love it, and that there. fore we are the friends of God. Perhaps nothing can be a more decisive test of piety than a long-continued and painful struggle against evil passions and desires in every form, and a panting of the soul to be delivered from the power and dominion of sin.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 7:16

    7:16 It is good - This single word implies all the three that were used before, Rom 7:12, holy, just, and good.