Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Romans 7:18 in English Standard Version "For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out." Ge 6:5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Ge 8:21 And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done. Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? There is not one. Job 15:14 What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous? Ps 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.