Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.

King James Version

For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Holman Bible

For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate.

International Standard Version

I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.

A Conservative Version

For I do not understand what I do, for I do not do this that I want, but what I hate, this I do.

American Standard Version

For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practise; but what I hate, that I do.

Amplified

For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [ which my moral instinct condemns].

An Understandable Version

For I do not [really] understand what I am doing; I practice what I do not want to and I hate what I do. [Note: This highly controversial section (verses 14b-25) is here viewed as the struggles of the apostle Paul after his conversion, and by extension, of all Christians. See Bruce, pages 150ff; Murray, pages 255ff; Lard, pages 236ff].

Anderson New Testament

For what I do, I know not: for that which I wish to do, this I do not; but that which I hate, this I do.

Bible in Basic English

And I have no clear knowledge of what I am doing, for that which I have a mind to do, I do not, but what I have hate for, that I do.

Common New Testament

I do not understand what I do. For I do not do what I want to do, but I do what I hate.

Daniel Mace New Testament

what I do I allow not: for what my mind leads me to, that do I not; but what I have an aversion to, that I do.

Darby Translation

For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.

Godbey New Testament

For that which I do, I know not: for I do that which I do not will; but I do that which I hate.

Goodspeed New Testament

I do not understand what I am doing, for I do not do what I want to do; I do things that I hate.

John Wesley New Testament

For that which I do I approve not; for what I would, I do not, but what I hate, that I do.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For that which I do, I do not understand, and not even the good that I desire is what I do; but what I hate, that is what I do.

Julia Smith Translation

For what I work I know not: for what I would not, this I do; but what I hate, this I do.

King James 2000

For that which I do I know not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For what I am doing I do not understand, because what I want [to do], this I do not practice, but what I hate, this I do.

Modern King James verseion

For that which I do, I know not. For what I desire, that I do not do; but what I hate, that I do.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

because I know not what I do. For what I would, that do I not: but what I hate, that do I.

Moffatt New Testament

I cannot understand my own actions; I do not act as I want to act; on the contrary, I do what I detest.

Montgomery New Testament

For what I perform I know not; what I practise is not what I intend to do, but what I detest, that I habitually do.

NET Bible

For I don't understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want -- instead, I do what I hate.

New Heart English Bible

For I do not know what I am doing. For I do not practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.

Noyes New Testament

For I know not what I do. For I do not what I would, but I do what I hate.

Sawyer New Testament

For what I do this I approve not; for I do not what I wish, but what I hate, this I do.

The Emphasized Bible

For, that which I am working out, I do not approve, - for not, what I wish, the same I practise, but, what I hate, the same I do:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For that which I am doing I approve not: for not the thing which I wish, that do I practise; but the very thing I hate, that I do.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I do not understand my own actions. For I am so far from habitually doing what I want to do, that I find myself doing the very thing that I hate.

Webster

For that which I do, I allow not: for what I would, that I do not; but what I hate, that I do.

Weymouth New Testament

For what I do, I do not recognize as my own action. What I desire to do is not what I do, but what I am averse to is what I do.

Williams New Testament

Indeed, I do not understand what I do, for I do not practice what I want to do, but I am always doing what I hate.

World English Bible

For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.

Worrell New Testament

For what I accomplish, I know not; for not what I wish, this do I practice; but what I hate, this I do.

Worsley New Testament

For that which I do, I allow not: for I do not that which I would; but what I hate, this I do.

Youngs Literal Translation

for that which I work, I do not acknowledge; for not what I will, this I practise, but what I hate, this I do.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I do
κατεργάζομαι 
Katergazomai 
work, do, do deed, to perform, cause, work out
Usage: 24

I allow
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980
Usage: 980

I would
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

τοῦτο 
Touto 
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232
Usage: 232

do I
πράσσω 
Prasso 
Usage: 35

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

I hate
μισέω 
Miseo 
Usage: 14

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 7:15

Context Readings

Internal Conflict With Sin

14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. 16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.



Cross References

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

1 Kings 8:46

"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;

Psalm 1:6

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 19:12

Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

Psalm 36:4

He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Psalm 65:3

Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them.

Psalm 97:10

Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 101:3

I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

Psalm 119:1-6

How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 119:32

I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart.

Psalm 119:40

Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.

Psalm 119:104

From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:113

I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.

Psalm 119:128

Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:163

I hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.

Proverbs 8:13

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 13:5

A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

Luke 11:48

"So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs.

Romans 7:16

But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.

Romans 7:19-20

For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 14:22

The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

Philippians 3:12-14

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."

Hebrews 1:9

"YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HATED LAWLESSNESS; THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD, HAS ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS."

James 3:2

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

1 John 1:7-8

but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Jude 1:23

save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

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