ROMANS 7:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”

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Romans 7:19 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
the good ἀγαθόν "good" (in any sense, often as noun) good
that The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that that
I would θέλω To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in would
I do ποιῶ To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) do
not: οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
the evil κακὸν Worthless (intrinsically, such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), i.e., (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious evil
which The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
I would θέλω To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in would
not, οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
that τοῦτο That thing that
I do. πράσσω To "practise", i.e., perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication, to execute, accomplish, etc.; specially, to collect (dues), fare (personally) do

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  • 17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

  • 18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

  • 19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

  • 20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

  • 21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.




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