25 Thanks be[a] to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then,[b] I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but[c] with my flesh I serve[d] the law of sin.
Romans 7:25tc ‡ Most mss (א* A 1739 1881 M sy) read “I give thanks to God” rather than “Now thanks be to God” (א1 [B] Ψ 33 81 104 365 1506), the reading of NA28. The reading with the verb (εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῷ, eucharistō tō theō) possibly arose from a transcriptional error in which several letters were doubled (TCGNT 455). The conjunction δέ (de, “now”) is included in some mss as well (א1Ψ 33 81 104 365 1506), but it should probably not be considered original. The ms support for the omission of δέ is both excellent and widespread (א* A B D 1739 1881 M lat sy), and its addition can be explained as an insertion to smooth out the transition between v. 24 and 25.
Romans 7:25tn There is a double connective here that cannot be easily preserved in English: “consequently therefore,” emphasizing the conclusion of what he has been arguing.
Romans 7:25tn Greek emphasizes the contrast between these two clauses more than can be easily expressed in English.
Romans 7:25tn The words “I serve” have been repeated here for clarity.
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