Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Romans 6

Verse 1

What, &c. See Romans 3:5.

continue. Greek. epimeno. See Acts 10:48.

sin. App-128.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

grace. App-184.

abound. See Romans 5:20.

Verse 2

God forbid. See Romans 3:4.

are dead = died.

therein = in (App-104.) it.

Verse 3

Know ye not. Literally Are ye ignorant. Greek. agnoeo. See Romans 2:4.

baptized. App-115.

into. App-104.

Jesus Christ = Christ Jesus. App-98. Compare Matthew 20:20-22.

Verse 4

are = were.

buried with. Greek. sunthapto. Only here and Colossians 2:12.

by. App-104.

baptism. App-115.

Christ. App-98.

raised up. App-178.

from. App-104.

dead. App-139.

glory. i.e. glorious power.

Father. App-98.

newness. Greek. kainotes. Only here and Romans 7:6.

life. App-170.

Verse 5

if. App-118.

been = become.

planted together. i.e. with Him. Greek. sumphutos. Only here. Compare John 12:24. 1 Corinthians 15:36.

in. Dative case.

likeness. See Romans 1:23.

we . . . resurrection = yea, we shall be (in the likeness) of His resurrection also.

resurrection. App-178.

Verse 6

Knowing. App-132.

old man. The old Adam nature. Here, Ephesians 4:22. Colossians 3:9.

man. App-123.

crucified with. See John 19:32.

the body of sin = the old nature which is the slave of sin. Compare Colossians 2:11, Colossians 2:12.

destroyed = annulled. Greek. katargeo. See Romans 3:3 and Luke 13:7.

henceforth. Greek. meketi.

serve. App-190.

Verse 7

is dead = died (i.e. with Christ).

is freed = has been justified, cleared from the claims of sin. App-191.

from. App-104.

Verse 8

we be dead with = we died together with (Greek. sun. App-104).

believe. App-150.

also live with = live also with. Greek. suzao; only here, 2 Corinthians 7:3. 2 Timothy 2:11.

Verse 9

Knowing. App-132.

being = having been.

no more. Greek. ouketi.

hath . . . dominion. Literally "lords it over". Greek. kurieuo. Here, Romans 6:14; Romans 7:1; Romans 14:9. Luke 22:25. 2 Corinthians 1:24. 1 Timothy 6:15.

Verse 10

in that He died = (the death) He died.

unto = to. Dative case.

once = once for all. Greek. ephapax. Only here, 1 Corinthians 15:6. Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 10:10.

God. App-98.

Verse 11

reckon. See Romans 4:4.

also yourselves = yourselves also. through = in. App-104.

our Lord. The texts omit.

Verse 12

mortal = subject to death. Greek. thnetos. Here, Romans 8:11. 1 Corinthians 15:53, 1 Corinthians 15:54; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 5:4.

that ye should obey = for (App-104.) obeying. The texts omit "it in" and read "obey its desires".

Verse 13

Neither. Greek. mede.

yield = present.

instruments = weapons. Greek. hoplon. Here, 13, 12. John 18:3. 2 Corinthians 6:7; 2 Corinthians 10:4.

unrighteousness. App-128.

righteousness. App-191.

Verse 14

under. App-104.

the. Omit.

Verse 15

Shall we = are we to.

sin. Compare Romans 2:12 App-128.

Verse 16

servants. App-190.

to obey = for (App-104.) obedience.

his . . . obey = ye are servants to him whom ye obey.

whether. Greek. etoi. An emphatic word. Only here.

Verse 17

But . . . thanked = But thanks (Greek. charis. App-184.) to God. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:57.

were. But that service is past.

form. Greek. tupos. See Romans 5:14.

doctrine = teaching. Greek. didach. Only here and Romans 16:17 in Rom.

which . . . you = unto (App-104.) which ye were delivered.

Verse 18

Being . . . free = Having, then, been set free. Greek. eleutheroo. Only here, Romans 6:22; Romans 8:2, Romans 8:21. John 8:32, John 8:36. Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:1.

became the servants = were made bond-servants or enslaved.

Verse 19

after the manner, &c. Greek. anthropinos. Here, 1 Corinthians 2:4, 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 10:13. James 3:7. 1 Peter 2:13. Compare Romans 3:5.

infirmity. Greek. astheneia. See John 11:4.

flesh. See Romans 1:3.

servants. Greek. doulon. Only here. See App-190.

uncleanness. Greek. akatharsia. See Romans 1:24.

iniquity. App-128.

unto. Greek. eis. App-104. to work.

holiness. Greek. hagiasmos. Only here, Romans 6:22. 1 Corinthians 1:30. 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 2 Thessalonians 2:13. 1 Timothy 2:15. Hebrews 12:14. 1 Peter 1:2.

Verse 20

from = with regard to.

Verse 21

fruit. Paul uses "fruit" of good results, never of evil ones. Compare Romans 6:22. Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:22. Ephesians 5:9. Philippians 1:11, Philippians 1:22; Philippians 4:17. Hebrews 12:11.

whereof. = in respect of (Greek. epi. App-104.) which.

end. Greek. telos. Antithesis to the telos of Romans 6:22.

death. The second death. Compare Romans 6:23. Revelation 20:6; Revelation 21:8.

Verse 22

everlasting. App-151.

Verse 23

wages = rations. Greek. opsonion. Only here, Luke 3:14. 1 Corinthians 9:7. 2 Corinthians 11:8. In Luke 3:14 the "wages" are the fish ration issued to Roman soldiers. Compare Romans 6:13.

gift. App-184.

eternal. App-151.

Jesus Christ. The texts read "Christ Jesus". App-98.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Romans 6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/romans-6.html. 1909-1922.