Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRomans 7:24
- O wretched man that I am (talaipwrov egw antrwpov).
- "Wretched man I." Old adjective from tlaw, to bear, and pwrov, a callus. In N.T. only here and Revelation 3:17. "A heart-rending cry from the depths of despair" (Sanday and Headlam).
- Out of the body of this death (ek tou swmatov tou tanatou toutou).
- So the order of words demands. See verse 13 for "death" which finds a lodgment in the body (Lightfoot). If one feels that Paul has exaggerated his own condition, he has only to recall 1 Timothy 1:15 when he describes himself a chief of sinners. He dealt too honestly with himself for Pharisaic complacency to live long.