Galatians 5:17; Romans 7:15; Romans 7:18–19; Romans 7:21; Romans 7:23

17 For xthe desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, yto keep you from doing the things you want to do.


15 For I do not understand my own actions. For xI do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.


18 For I know that nothing good dwells ain me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 bFor I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.


21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.


23 but I see in my members fanother law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.