14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. 16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. 17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
Romans 7:14, 18 (NIV84)
18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
When I was in high school, I began to have a desire to really dig into scripture and understand it for myself. That led me to an even stronger desire to understand the original languages of the Bible and word study helps, so that I could start to grasp the depth of word meanings that I found were sometimes missing in the translations that I was reading. Most of the time, this was due to the lack of equivalent English words for their Greek counterparts.