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Romans 6

Introduction

1We may not live in sin;
2for we are dead unto it;
3as appears by our baptism.
12Let not sin reign any more;
18because we have yielded ourselves to the service of righteousness;
23and for that death is the wages of sin.

Verse 1

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
What
3:5
Shall
15; 2:4; 3:5-8,31; 5:20,21; Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 2:16; 2 Peter 2:18,19; Jude 1:4
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 11:19 - My God; Ezra 9:14 - we again; Matthew 5:19 - shall teach; Romans 3:8 - Let us; Romans 4:1 - what; 2 Corinthians 7:1 - therefore; Galatians 2:17 - are found; Ephesians 4:20 - General; Hebrews 11:32 - what shall; 2 Peter 1:9 - that he; 1 John 2:1 - that

Verse 2

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
God
3:1-4
How
Genesis 39:9; Psalms 119:104; 1 John 3:9
dead
5-11; 5:11; 7:4; Galatians 2:19; 6:14; Colossians 3:3; 1 Peter 2:24
live
2 Corinthians 5:14-17; 1 Peter 1:14; 4:1-3
Reciprocal: Joshua 22:29 - God forbid; Joshua 24:16 - General; 1 Kings 21:3 - The Lord; 1 Chronicles 11:19 - My God; Romans 3:4 - God forbid; Romans 6:7 - For he; Romans 6:11 - be dead; Romans 6:15 - shall we; Romans 7:6 - that being dead; Romans 8:12 - we are; Romans 12:16 - of the; 1 Corinthians 6:15 - God; 2 Corinthians 5:15 - that they; Galatians 2:17 - are found; Ephesians 4:20 - General; Colossians 2:20 - if; 1 John 2:1 - that

Verse 3

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Know
16; 7:1; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 5:6; 6:2,3,9,15,16,19; 9:13,24; 2 Corinthians 13:5; James 4:4
as were
or, as are.
Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27; 1 Peter 3:21
were
4,5,8; 1 Corinthians 15:29; Galatians 2:20,21
Reciprocal: Acts 2:38 - in; Acts 19:5 - they; Acts 22:16 - arise; Ephesians 4:5 - one baptism; Philippians 3:10 - and the fellowship; Colossians 2:12 - baptism; Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine

Verse 4

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
we are
3; Colossians 2:12,13; 3:1-3; 1 Peter 3:21
that
9; 8:11; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Ephesians 1:19,20; 2:5,6
by the
Matthew 28:2,3; John 2:11,19,20; 11:40; Colossians 1:11
even
19; 7:6; 12:1,2; 13:13,14; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15,16; Ephesians 4:17,22-24; 5:8; Philippians 3:17,18; Colossians 1:9-12; 2:11,12; 3:10; 4:1; 1 Peter 4:1,2; 2 Peter 1:4-9; 1 John 2:6
Reciprocal: John 5:19 - for; John 5:25 - when; Acts 2:24 - God; Acts 10:40 - General; Acts 19:5 - they; Acts 22:16 - arise; 1 Corinthians 15:4 - that; 1 Corinthians 15:29 - what; Galatians 2:20 - crucified; Galatians 3:27 - as many; Ephesians 4:5 - one baptism; Ephesians 4:24 - new; Ephesians 5:14 - arise; Philippians 3:10 - and the power; Colossians 1:10 - ye; Titus 2:12 - denying; Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine; 1 Peter 1:14 - not; 1 Peter 2:2 - newborn

Verse 5

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
For
8-12; Ephesians 2:5,6; Philippians 3:10,11
planted
Psalms 92:13; Isaiah 5:2; Jeremiah 2:21; Matthew 15:13; John 12:24; 15:1-8
Reciprocal: Romans 6:2 - dead; Romans 6:3 - were; Romans 8:11 - he that raised; Ephesians 1:20 - he wrought; Ephesians 5:14 - arise; Colossians 2:12 - Buried; Colossians 3:1 - risen; 2 Timothy 2:11 - For; Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection

Verse 6

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
that our
Galatians 2:20; 5:24; 6:14; Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:5,9,10
that the
7:24; 8:3,13; Colossians 2:11,12
that henceforth
12,22; 7:25; 8:4; 2 Kings 5:17; Isaiah 26:13; John 8:34-36
Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:3 - the fat; Numbers 29:7 - afflict; Matthew 5:29 - pluck; Mark 8:34 - take; 1 Corinthians 15:46 - that which is natural; 2 Corinthians 5:15 - henceforth; Ephesians 2:16 - having; 2 Timothy 1:10 - abolished; 1 Peter 3:4 - the hidden; 2 Peter 1:20 - Knowing

Verse 7

For he that is dead is freed from sin.
For he
2,8; 7:2,4; Colossians 3:1-3; 1 Peter 4:1
freed
or, justified.
8:1
Reciprocal: 1 Peter 2:24 - being

Verse 8

Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Now
3-5; 2 Timothy 2:11,12
we believe
John 14:19; 2 Corinthians 4:10-14; 13:4; Colossians 3:3,4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
Reciprocal: Romans 6:5 - For; Romans 6:7 - For he; Galatians 2:20 - nevertheless; Colossians 2:12 - wherein

Verse 9

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
Christ
Psalms 16:9-11; Acts 2:24-28; Hebrews 7:16,25; 10:12,13; Revelation 1:18
death
14; 5:14; Hebrews 2:14,15
Reciprocal: Isaiah 53:10 - he shall prolong; Acts 13:34 - now; Romans 6:4 - that; 2 Corinthians 13:4 - yet; Colossians 3:1 - risen; Hebrews 7:24 - he continueth

Verse 10

For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
he died unto
8:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:26-28; 1 Peter 3:18
he liveth unto
11; 14:7-9; Luke 20:38; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 1 Peter 4:6
Reciprocal: 2 Corinthians 13:4 - yet; Hebrews 7:27 - this; Hebrews 9:28 - was

Verse 11

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
reckon
8:18
be dead
but
13; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Galatians 2:19,20; Colossians 3:3-5
through
23; 5:1; 16:27; John 20:31; Ephesians 2:7; Philippians 1:11; 4:7; Colossians 3:17; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 4:11
Reciprocal: Luke 15:24 - this; Luke 20:38 - for all; Romans 6:10 - he liveth unto; Romans 7:6 - serve; 2 Corinthians 5:15 - that they; 1 Peter 2:24 - being; 1 Peter 4:2 - the will; 2 Peter 1:9 - that he

Verse 12

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Let not
16; 5:21; 7:23,24; Numbers 33:55; Deuteronomy 7:2; Joshua 23:12,13; Judges 2:3; Psalms 19:13; Psalms 119:133
mortal
8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:53,54; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 5:4
in the lusts
16; 2:8; 8:13; 13:14; Galatians 5:16,24; Ephesians 2:3; 4:22; 1 Thessalonians 4:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; Titus 2:12; 3:3; James 1:14,15; 4:1-3; 1 Peter 1:14; 2:11; 4:2,3; 1 John 2:15-17; Jude 1:16,18
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:7 - General; Leviticus 13:40 - hair is fallen off his head; Joshua 17:12 - General; John 8:34 - Whosoever; Romans 1:24 - through the lusts; Romans 6:6 - that henceforth; Romans 6:14 - sin; Romans 7:21 - a law; 1 Corinthians 6:13 - but for; 1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee; 2 Corinthians 5:10 - in; 2 Corinthians 5:15 - that they; 2 Peter 2:19 - they themselves

Verse 13

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Neither
16,19; 7:5,23; 1 Corinthians 6:15; Colossians 3:5; James 3:5,6; 4:1
instruments
Gr. arms, or weapons.
2 Corinthians 10:4
unrighteousness
1:29; 2:8,9; Deuteronomy 25:16; Isaiah 3:10,11; 55:7; Ezekiel 18:4; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:12; 2 Peter 2:13-15; 1 John 1:9
but yield
12:1; 2 Chronicles 30:8; Daniel 3:28; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Philippians 1:20
alive
11; Luke 15:24,32; John 5:24; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Ephesians 2:5; 5:14; Colossians 2:13; 1 Peter 2:24; 4:2
and your
Psalms 37:30; Proverbs 12:18; James 3:5,6
Reciprocal: Leviticus 8:23 - Moses took; Leviticus 14:14 - General; Deuteronomy 13:4 - and cleave; Deuteronomy 26:17 - avouched; Jeremiah 50:20 - I will pardon; Mark 12:17 - and to; Romans 1:18 - unrighteousness; 1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee; 1 Corinthians 7:34 - both; 2 Corinthians 5:10 - in; Galatians 2:20 - nevertheless; Galatians 6:8 - soweth to his; Ephesians 5:3 - fornication; Hebrews 9:14 - to serve

Verse 14

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
sin
12; 5:20,21; 8:2; Psalms 130:7,8; Micah 7:19; Matthew 1:21; John 8:36; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 8:10
for ye
3:19,20; 7:4-11; Galatians 3:23; 4:4,5,21; 5:18
under
15; 4:16; 5:21; 11:6; John 1:17; 2 Corinthians 3:6-9
Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:41 - then shall; Leviticus 25:55 - my servants; Numbers 23:21 - hath not; Jeremiah 3:17 - walk; Ezekiel 36:29 - save; John 8:32 - and the; Romans 6:9 - death; Romans 6:18 - made; Romans 6:22 - But now; Romans 7:1 - the law; Romans 7:6 - But; Romans 7:21 - a law; Romans 7:25 - thank God; 1 Corinthians 9:20 - are under; Galatians 2:19 - dead; Galatians 3:25 - we; Galatians 4:26 - free; 1 Timothy 1:9 - the law; Hebrews 12:18 - General

Verse 15

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
What
3:9
shall we
1,2; 1 Corinthians 9:20,21; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 2:17,18; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:11-14; Jude 1:4
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:3 - The Lord; Matthew 5:19 - shall teach; Romans 2:4 - despisest; Romans 3:4 - God forbid; Romans 3:8 - Let us; Romans 6:14 - under; Romans 7:6 - But; Romans 7:7 - What; Romans 11:7 - What then; 1 Corinthians 6:15 - God; Galatians 3:23 - under; Galatians 5:18 - ye are; Philippians 1:18 - What; 1 John 2:1 - that

Verse 16

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Know
to whom
13; Joshua 24:15; Matthew 6:24; John 8:34; 2 Peter 2:19
whether of sin
12,17,19-23
Reciprocal: Genesis 2:17 - surely; 1 Kings 18:21 - How long; Ezra 5:11 - We are; Psalm 19:13 - let; Isaiah 61:1 - to proclaim; Malachi 3:18 - between him; Matthew 20:4 - Go; Luke 16:13 - servant; Romans 5:21 - That; Romans 6:20 - the servants; Romans 12:1 - that ye; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - and that; 1 Peter 1:22 - ye have; 1 Peter 2:24 - live; 1 John 3:7 - he that

Verse 17

But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
But
1:8; 1 Chronicles 29:12-16; Ezra 7:27; Matthew 11:25,26; Acts 11:18; 28:15; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Ephesians 1:16; Philippians 1:3-5; Colossians 1:3,4; 1 Thessalonians 1:2,3; 3:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Philemon 1:4; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3
that
1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 2:5-10; 1 Timothy 1:13-16; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Peter 2:9; 4:2-5
but ye
1:5; 2:8; 15:18; 16:26; Psalms 18:44; *marg:; 2 Corinthians 10:5,6; Hebrews 5:9; 11:8; 1 Peter 1:22; 3:1; 4:17
that form
2 Timothy 1:13
which was delivered you
Gr. whereto ye were delivered.
Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:10 - proclaim; Leviticus 25:55 - my servants; Deuteronomy 6:21 - General; Deuteronomy 16:12 - General; Deuteronomy 27:9 - this day; Job 36:11 - If; Jeremiah 24:7 - for they; Micah 7:19 - subdue; Acts 8:23 - the bond; Romans 2:20 - the form; Romans 6:16 - whether of sin; Romans 6:19 - for as ye; Romans 6:20 - the servants; Romans 7:25 - thank God; Romans 10:16 - obeyed; 1 Corinthians 6:11 - such; Galatians 3:1 - ye; Galatians 5:7 - obey; Ephesians 1:13 - after that ye heard; Ephesians 6:6 - from; Colossians 1:13 - and; 1 Thessalonians 2:13 - effectually; 2 Thessalonians 2:10 - they received; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - we; 1 Timothy 2:1 - and; James 1:21 - the engrafted

Verse 18

Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
made
14; Psalms 116:16; 119:32,45; Luke 1:74,75; John 8:32,36; 1 Corinthians 7:21,22; Galatians 5:1; 1 Peter 2:16
servants
19,20,22; Isaiah 26:13; 54:17
Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:10 - proclaim; Leviticus 25:55 - my servants; Deuteronomy 6:21 - General; Deuteronomy 16:12 - General; Deuteronomy 27:9 - this day; Romans 8:2 - hath; 1 Corinthians 9:27 - and; Galatians 4:26 - free; Galatians 5:13 - ye; 1 Thessalonians 2:13 - effectually

Verse 19

I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
I speak
3:5; 1 Corinthians 9:8; 15:32; Galatians 3:15
because
8:26; 15:1; Hebrews 4:15
for as ye
13,17; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 2:2,3; Colossians 3:5-7; 1 Peter 4:2-4
unto iniquity
16; 1 Corinthians 5:6; 15:33; 2 Timothy 2:16,17; Hebrews 12:15
now yield
unto holiness
Reciprocal: Leviticus 8:23 - Moses took; Leviticus 13:40 - hair is fallen off his head; Leviticus 14:14 - General; 1 Kings 21:25 - sell himself; Psalm 63:3 - lips; Isaiah 55:13 - of the thorn; Zechariah 8:6 - should; Luke 15:16 - he would; John 8:34 - Whosoever; Romans 6:4 - even; Romans 6:18 - servants; Romans 7:5 - members; Romans 7:6 - serve; Romans 7:23 - members; Romans 12:1 - that ye; 1 Corinthians 6:20 - God; 1 Corinthians 9:27 - and; 2 Corinthians 5:10 - in; Philippians 1:20 - Christ; Colossians 3:7 - General; 1 Thessalonians 4:4 - should; Titus 2:12 - denying; Hebrews 13:15 - the fruit

Verse 20

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
the servants
16,17; John 8:34
from
Gr. to.
Reciprocal: Psalm 107:10 - bound; Romans 6:18 - servants; Colossians 3:7 - General

Verse 21

What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
What
7:5; Proverbs 1:31; 5:10-13; 9:17,18; Isaiah 3:10; Jeremiah 17:10; 44:20-24; Galatians 6:7,8
whereof
Ezra 9:6; Job 40:4; 42:6; Jeremiah 3:3; 8:12; 31:19; Ezekiel 16:61-63; Ezekiel 36:31,32; 43:11; Daniel 9:7,8; 12:2; Luke 15:17-21; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 1 John 2:28
for the
23; 1:32; Deuteronomy 17:6; 21:22; 2 Samuel 12:5-7; 1 Kings 2:26; Psalms 73:17; Proverbs 14:12; Proverbs 16:25; Philippians 3:19; Hebrews 6:8; 10:29; James 1:15; 5:20; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 16:6; Revelation 20:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:26 - What profit; Genesis 38:23 - lest we; Exodus 32:25 - shame; Numbers 5:27 - if she be defiled; Deuteronomy 6:24 - for our good; 1 Kings 18:21 - answered; Job 33:27 - it profited; Psalm 58:11 - a reward for; Psalm 107:10 - bound; Psalm 120:3 - What shall; Proverbs 5:11 - thou; Proverbs 13:15 - but; Proverbs 23:18 - surely; Proverbs 23:32 - At; Proverbs 31:31 - of the; Ecclesiastes 7:2 - that; Isaiah 1:29 - ashamed; Jeremiah 2:26 - the thief; Jeremiah 3:25 - lie down; Jeremiah 12:13 - put; Ezekiel 14:6 - turn; Ezekiel 16:52 - bear thine; Ezekiel 43:10 - that they; Hosea 9:10 - separated; Habakkuk 2:18 - profiteth; Haggai 2:15 - consider; Mark 8:36 - profit; Luke 18:30 - manifold more; Romans 6:22 - and the end; Romans 8:6 - to be carnally minded; Romans 8:13 - ye live; 2 Corinthians 4:2 - dishonesty; Ephesians 5:11 - unfruitful

Verse 22

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
But now
14,18; 8:2; John 8:32; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:13
become
7:25; Genesis 50:17; Job 1:8; Psalms 86:2; 143:12; Isaiah 54:17; Daniel 3:26; 6:20; Galatians 1:10; Colossians 4:12; Titus 1:1; James 1:1; 1 Peter 2:16; Revelation 7:13
ye have
Psalms 92:14; John 15:2,16; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; 4:17; Colossians 1:10
and the end
21; Numbers 23:10; Psalms 37:37,38; Matthew 13:40,43; 19:29; 25:46; John 4:36
Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:42 - my servants; Leviticus 25:55 - my servants; Deuteronomy 6:24 - for our good; Deuteronomy 27:9 - this day; 2 Chronicles 30:8 - serve; Psalm 58:11 - a reward for; Psalm 116:16 - thou hast; Psalm 119:125 - I am thy; Proverbs 12:12 - the root; Proverbs 12:28 - General; Proverbs 23:18 - surely; Proverbs 31:31 - of the; Ecclesiastes 7:2 - that; Isaiah 26:13 - other; Matthew 19:16 - eternal; Luke 1:74 - that we; Luke 8:15 - bring; Luke 15:15 - to feed; Luke 20:38 - for all; John 3:15 - eternal; John 5:23 - all men; John 15:5 - same; Acts 27:23 - and; Romans 6:6 - that henceforth; Romans 6:19 - unto holiness; Romans 7:4 - that we; Romans 7:6 - serve; Romans 14:18 - in; Galatians 6:8 - of the Spirit; 1 Thessalonians 4:3 - your; Titus 3:3 - serving; Hebrews 9:14 - to serve; Hebrews 12:14 - and holiness; 1 Peter 1:9 - General; 1 Peter 2:24 - live; Revelation 7:3 - the servants

Verse 23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the wages
5:12; Genesis 2:17; 3:19; Isaiah 3:11; Ezekiel 18:4,20; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 3:10; Galatians 6:7,8; James 1:15; Revelation 21:8
but the
2:7; 5:17,21; John 3:14-17,36; 4:14; 5:24,39,40; 6:27,32,33,40,50-58; John 6:68; 10:28; 17:2; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:3,4; 1 John 2:25; 5:11,12 Reciprocal: Genesis 6:17 - shall die; Genesis 12:13 - Say; Numbers 27:3 - died in his; Psalm 37:18 - their; Psalm 133:3 - even life; Proverbs 10:16 - the fruit; Proverbs 12:28 - General; Proverbs 19:6 - and; Isaiah 54:17 - the heritage; Zechariah 3:4 - I have; Matthew 19:16 - eternal; Matthew 25:46 - the righteous; Mark 10:17 - eternal; Mark 10:30 - eternal; Luke 12:32 - the kingdom; Luke 20:38 - for all; John 3:15 - eternal; John 4:15 - give; Acts 10:43 - through; Acts 15:11 - that; Romans 5:15 - and the gift; Romans 6:11 - through; Romans 6:21 - for the; Romans 8:6 - to be carnally minded; Romans 8:13 - ye live; Romans 8:32 - how; 1 Corinthians 15:21 - by man came also; 1 Corinthians 15:56 - sting; 2 Corinthians 1:20 - all; 2 Corinthians 9:15 - his; 1 Timothy 1:16 - believe; 2 Timothy 1:1 - the promise; Hebrews 9:15 - eternal; James 1:17 - good

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Romans 6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/romans-6.html.