Parallel Verses

Amplified

For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.]

New American Standard Bible

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.

International Standard Version

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.

A Conservative Version

For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, for to will is present in me, but to do the good, I find not.

American Standard Version

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

An Understandable Version

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh, for the desire to do good is present in my heart, but the ability to carry it out [consistently] is not.

Anderson New Testament

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good; for to will is present with me; but to perform that which is good, I find not.

Bible in Basic English

For I am conscious that in me, that is, in my flesh, there is nothing good: I have the mind but not the power to do what is right.

Common New Testament

For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will to do what is good, but I cannot do it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for I experience, that in the carnal part of me dwells no good: for it is familiar to me, to will, but not to execute that which is good.

Darby Translation

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, good does not dwell: for to will is there with me, but to do right I find not.

Godbey New Testament

For I know that in me, that is, in my carnal mind, there dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but to do that which is beautiful is not:

Goodspeed New Testament

For I know that nothing good resides in me, that is, in my physical self; I can will, but I cannot do what is right.

John Wesley New Testament

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 what is good, I find not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing; for I have the desire, but I am not able to perform that which is good.

Julia Smith Translation

For I know that in me dwells no good, (that is, in my flesh:) for to will lies near me; but to work good I find not.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I know that good does not live in me, that is, in my flesh. For the willing is present in me, but the doing [of] the good [is] not.

Modern King James verseion

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I know that in me, that is to say, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing. To will is present with me: but I find no means to perform that which is good.

Moffatt New Testament

For in me (that is, in my flesh) no good dwells, I know; the wish is there, but not the power of doing what is right.

Montgomery New Testament

For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, no good thing has its home; for while to will is present with me, to carry out that which is right is not.

NET Bible

For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it.

New Heart English Bible

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but to do that which is good is not.

Noyes New Testament

For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is, in my flesh, any good thing; for to desire is present with me, but not to perform that which is good.

Sawyer New Testament

For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, there dwells no good. For to wish is present with me, but to do the good is not;

The Emphasized Bible

I know, in fact, that there dwelleth not in me, that is, in my flesh, anything good; for, the wishing, lieth near me, but, the working out of what is right, not!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I know that there dwelleth not in me (that is, in my flesh) any good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I know that there is nothing good in me-I mean in my earthly nature. For, although it is easy for me to want to do right, to act rightly is not easy.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.

Williams New Testament

For I know that nothing good has its home in me; that is, in my lower self; I have the will but not the power to do what is right.

World English Bible

For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good.

Worrell New Testament

For I know that there dwells not in me, that is, in my flesh, any good; for to wish is present with me: but to do that which is good a not.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

for I have known that there doth not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh, good: for to will is present with me, and to work that which is right I do not find,

Interlinear

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

I know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

me
ἐμοί 
Emoi 
me, I, mine, my, 9
Usage: 58

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

οἰκέω 
Oikeo 
Usage: 9

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

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

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

is present
παράκειμαι 
Parakeimai 
be present
Usage: 2

with me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

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

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

I find
εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Romans 7:18

Images Romans 7:18

Prayers for Romans 7:18

Context Readings

Internal Conflict With Sin

17 However, it is no longer I who do the deed, but the sin [principle] which is at home in me and has possession of me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.] 19 For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing.



Cross References

Romans 7:25

O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

Genesis 6:5

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21

When the Lord smelled the pleasing odor [a scent of satisfaction to His heart], the Lord said to Himself, I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination (the strong desire) of man's heart is evil and wicked from his youth; neither will I ever again smite and destroy every living thing, as I have done.

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful].

John 3:6

What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Titus 3:3

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

Job 15:14-16

What is man, that he could be pure and clean? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be right and just?

Psalm 119:115-117

Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, [that is] out of the hearts of men, come base and wicked thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, adultery,

Psalm 119:5

Oh, that my ways were directed and established to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]!

Psalm 119:32

I will [not merely walk, but] run the way of Your commandments, when You give me a heart that is willing.

Psalm 119:40

Behold, I long for Your precepts; in Your righteousness give me renewed life.

Psalm 119:173

Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.

Psalm 119:176

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek, inquire for, and demand Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.

Luke 11:13

If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!

Romans 7:5

When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death.

Romans 7:15

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].

Romans 7:19

For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing.

Romans 8:3-13

For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [ the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [ subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],

Romans 13:14

But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts).

Galatians 5:17

For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency,

Galatians 5:24

And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.

Ephesians 2:1-5

And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins

Philippians 2:13

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.

1 Peter 4:2

So that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living by [his] human appetites and desires, but [he lives] for what God wills.

Job 25:4

How then can man be justified and righteous before God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be pure and clean?

Isaiah 64:6

For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God's favor, hurrying us toward destruction].

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