ROMANS 7:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Romans 7:21 Translation & Meaning

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I find Εὑρίσκω To find (literally or figuratively) find
then ἄρα A particle denoting an inference more or less decisive (as follows) then
a τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
law, νόμον Law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle) law
that, ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
when θέλοντι 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 when
I ἐμοὶ To me I
would θέλοντι 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
do ποιεῖν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) do
good, καλὸν Properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e., valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic) good
evil κακὸν Worthless (intrinsically, such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), i.e., (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious evil
is present παράκειται· To lie near, i.e., be at hand (figuratively, be prompt or easy) present
with me. ἐμοὶ To me with me

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  • 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.

  • 22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

  • 23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.




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