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have made that which was a good Rule of Life, to fail of its End, and turn upon us as a Means of Death.
18. For I know, that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing : for to will is present with me, but bow to perform that which is good, I find not.
19. For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20. Now if I do that I would not: it is no more I that do it, but fin that dwelleth in me.
21. I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is pre
fent with me. 22. For I delight in the law of God, after
the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of fin, which is in my members.
* See Chap. ii. and Chap. iii. x, &c.
+ See the Reading of some of the best MSS. and Versions in Dr. Mills.
f Note, It having been much disputed by Commentators, Who, and what Sort of Person it is that St. Paul here reprefents, from the 7th Verse to the End of this Chapter; and it having appear'd to me very plain, that the Apostle's whole Argument requir'd us to understand it of no other, but that of an unconverted jew; it is now a Matter of great Satisfaction to me, to find my Interpretation of this Chapter con: firmed with great Strength and Clearness, by the learned Dr. Clark. Serm. on Ver. 7. of this Chap. in Vol. VIII.