For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing.
So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner to sin.
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?