Romans 7:19

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
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Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
Do you think that anyone with a knowledge of sin can avoid it? Paradise


AD 400
Paul repeats this often in order to make it clear. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Methodius of Olympus

AD 311
Therefore it is in our power to will not to think these things; but not to bring it about that they shall pass away, so as not to come into the mind again; for this does not lie in our power, as I said; which is the meaning of that statement, "The good that I would, I do not; ". But if any one should venture to oppose this statement, and reply, that the apostle teaches that we hate not only the evil which is in thought, but that we do that which we will not, and we hate it even in the very act of doing it, for he says "The good which I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do; "

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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