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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, 2 Chronicles 3:9; 2 Chronicles 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 ; 2Co 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. Joh 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 . Joh 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, 1Co 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, Rom 6:22 . 1 Corinthians 1:30 . 1 Thessalonians 4:3 , 1 Thessalonians 4:4 , 1 Thessalonians 4:7 ; 2Th 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 . 1Co 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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Bibliographical Information
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.