7:15 For I don’t understand what I am doing. For I do not do what I want – instead, I do what I hate. 1
7:19 For I do not do the good I want, but I do the very evil I do not want!
7:25 Thanks be 2 to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, 3 I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but 4 with my flesh I serve 5 the law of sin.
1 tn Grk “but what I hate, this I do.”
2 tc ‡ Most
3 tn There is a double connective here that cannot be easily preserved in English: “consequently therefore,” emphasizing the conclusion of what he has been arguing.
4 tn Greek emphasizes the contrast between these two clauses more than can be easily expressed in English.
5 tn The words “I serve” have been repeated here for clarity.