But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.
For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want.
Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,
(I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.) For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
So, I find the law that when I want to do good, evil is present with me.
For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Free me from prison, that I may give thanks to your name. Because of me the godly will assemble, for you will vindicate me.
For there is not one truly righteous person on the earth who continually does good and never sins.
and do not present your members to sin as instruments to be used for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments to be used for righteousness.
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful desires, aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.
For we know that the law is spiritual -- but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin.
But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.
correcting opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance and then knowledge of the truth
For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to control the entire body as well.