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Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 7:14-25

(14-25) Further and detailed proof why it was that though the Law appealed to all that was best in man, still he could not obey it. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 7:22

(22) I delight.—“I delight in (and with) the Law of God.” I sympathise with and approve of it after the inward man, i.e., in the higher part of my being. “The inward man” corresponds nearly, though not quite, to the “law of my mind,” in the next verse. It stands rather midway between it and the spirit. The mind is the moral and rational faculties considered as moral and rational. “The inward man” is the higher part of man’s nature considered as capable of receiving the divine grace. The... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Romans 7:1-25

Romans 7:0 Dr. Marcus Dods wrote at the age of twenty-six: 'Whatever Paul says of the law in the seventh of Romans I have found true of the ministry; no doubt it is holy in itself, but in me it has revealed and excited an amount of sin that has slain me. Other people with stronger natures may have, doubtless have, endured a great deal more, but I could not have endured more misery than I have done since I began to preach.' Early Letters, p. 179. Romans 7:1 Ever since the Epistle to the Romans... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Romans 7:7-25

Chapter 16THE FUNCTION OF THE LAW IN THE SPIRITUAL LIFERomans 7:7-25THE Apostle has led us a long way in his great argument; through sin, propitiation, faith, union, surrender, to that wonderful and "excellent mystery," the bridal oneness of Christ and the Church, of Christ and the believer. He has yet to unfold the secrets and glories of the experience of a life lived in the power of that Spirit of whose "newness" he has just spoken. But his last parable has brought him straight to a question... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Romans 7:1-25

CHAPTER 7 1. The Law and its Dominion. (Romans 7:1-3 .) 2. Dead to the Law and Married to Another. (Romans 7:4-6 .) 3. Concerning the Law; its Activities and Purpose. (Romans 7:7-13 .) 4. The Experience of a Believer in Bondage to the Law. (Romans 7:14-24 .) 5. The Triumphant note of Deliverance. (Romans 7:25 .) Romans 7:1-3 The law is now more fully taken up. We have learned before that by the works of the law no man can be justified before God. But when the sinner is justified by... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Romans 7:22

7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the {b} inward man:(b) The inner man and the new man are the same, and are compared and contrasted with the old man; and neither do these words "inward man" signify man’s mind and reason, and the "old man" the physical body that is subject to them, as the philosophers imagine: but by the outward man is meant whatever is either without or within a man from top to bottom, as long as that man is not born again by the grace of God. read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Romans 7:1-25

Change of "Husbands" But a Struggle for Freedom In Romans 7:1-25 we are faced with the case of a renewed conscience recognizing the claims of righteousness - or more correctly, holiness - hating evil and desiring good - while his utter powerlessness to do the good fills him with dismay and wretchedness. His is plainly the case of a soul born of God, for no unbeliever actually hates evil. The new nature in the believer, however, being the very nature of God (2 Peter 1:4) is that which gives... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Romans 7:7-25

VICTORY AND SECURITY That part of chapter 7 on which we now enter is biographical, giving Paul’s experience at a period when, though, regenerated, he was still living under the law and in ignorance of the deliverance to be had in Christ. It is a revelation that the believer possesses two natures that of the first Adam received at his physical birth, and that of the second Adam received in regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith. The man here described has been baptized into Jesus... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Romans 7:14-25

For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. (15) For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. (16) If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. (17) Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. (18) 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. (19) For the good... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Romans 7:22

I am delighted with the law of God according to the inward man. As long as the inward man, or man's interior, is right, all is right. --- (I perceive another law in my members, fighting, and different from the law of my mind: this is true in any man just striving against and resisting temptations, but not of the sinner, whose mind also and will consent to them. A man can never lose God's favour and grace, unless his mind and interior consent. --- These hold me as it were captive in the law... read more

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