Romans 7:15-16

15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.

16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.

understand — to recognize as a result of an experience. Paul is saying he doesn’t understand the results and character of being sold under sin.

that I do not — “do” (here) should be “practice” — it’s an ongoing activity to not do what he would

that I do — “do” (here) is a different word indicating mechanical acts without conscious aim.

law = moral excellence — Paul agrees with the law by disapproving what the law forbids. He acts contrary to the law but has a good opinion of it. His conflict isn’t with the law but with sin.

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