Romans 6:16

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Know ye not, that to whom yee yeeld your selues seruants to obey, his seruants ye are to whom ye obey: whether of sinne vnto death, or of obedience vnto righteousnesse?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone {as} slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves `as' servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are you not conscious that you are the servants of him to whom you give yourselves to do his desire? if to sin, the end being death, or if to do the desire of God, the end being righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves bondmen for obedience, ye are bondmen to him whom ye obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
- Darby Bible

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants in obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that if you surrender yourselves as bondservants to obey any one, you become the bondservants of him whom you obey, whether the bondservants of Sin (with death as the result) or of Duty (resulting in righteousness)?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
- World English Bible

God forbede. Witen ye not, that to whom ye yyuen you seruauntis to obeie to, ye ben seruauntis of that thing, to which ye han obeschid, ether of synne to deth, ether of obedience to riytwisnesse?
- Wycliffe Bible

have ye not known that to whom ye present yourselves servants for obedience, servants ye are to him to whom ye obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:16


Ro 6:16 Know ye not? This is utterly impossible, as they will see if they will remember one principle. His servants ye are to whom ye obey. If we obey sin, we are sin's servants, under his reign, and will receive, not grace, but sin's wages, which is death; or, on the other hand, if we obey Christ, we are his servants, and enjoy his righteousness. None enjoy this blessedness, but those who turn from sin and obey Christ.

Discussion for Romans 6

  • Justin
    When we receive God's revelation given in this chapter, we will walk in total victory over the world, flesh and the devil! Understand this chapter is spiritual not carnal....It's not speaking of water baptism, but rather, our co-participation in the death of Christ! WOW! When we got saved we DIED to sin, and now LIVE unto God!
  • Jim
    Continuing with the theme of our old nature being crucified with Christ... when we believe this and count on it suddenly we step out of the picture.We are believing in what He did and we can take no pride in it.Our old nature is then diminished at least temporarily and we can experience periods of victory in Christ!Yes we should yield our members to Him but this is how it is done.He gets the glory
  • Michael C.
    Sandra: I went through something like you. When the day of repentance came, it was a real and total conversion for ever. All praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ! I soon found that there were a lot of things I had to unlearn from before, and to relearn; and many former brethren forsook me after I came back. It is a gradual process of the Holy Spirit's teaching and leading us into all truth.
  • Sandra
    Im 30 years old.. Ive always gone to church. But one day just lost faith after a tragic situation in my life.. So im back to findin God and living for him. Ive been at my lowest in life but i was never alone.im ready to give myself to god.. To restart in god in jinus name.
  • Louisbrown
    I didn't know how live for Jesus. Unto i started reading all of Romans chapter. It teach me how yield to the holy spirit. Also put me the right way in the cross. Believe in the cross what Jesus Christ die for all of our sin.but i was like i was still in the world.so i start reading Romans books it help me a lots. I still have a sin nature. But have me dead to it.like going to a funeral home .dead
  • Vera Guillory
    I am so great full to understand The Book of Romans. It enlighten me and now I think before I make a desecesion on some things.

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