ROMANS 7:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Romans 7:23 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δὲ But, and, etc But
I see βλέπω To look at (literally or figuratively) see
another ἕτερον (an-, the) other or different another
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
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
my μου Of me my
members, μέλεσίν A limb or part of the body members
warring against ἀντιστρατευόμενον (figuratively) to attack, i.e., (by implication) destroy warring against
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
law νόμῳ 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
of τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) of
my μου Of me my
mind, νοός The intellect, i.e., mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication, meaning mind
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
bringing into captivity αἰχμαλωτίζοντά To make captive bringing captivity
me με Me me
to νόμῳ Law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle) to
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
law νόμῳ 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
of ἁμαρτίας A sin (properly abstract) of
sin ἁμαρτίας A sin (properly abstract) sin
which τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
is ὄντι Being is
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
my μου Of me my
members. μέλεσίν A limb or part of the body members

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  • 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.

  • 24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

  • 25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.




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