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

  • 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.
  • Wayne
    The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die.
  • Sherri
    My husband brought me to God Through Paul I grew up in church but never in love of it ,he took so much time trying to explain forgiveness and that I did not need to do the ten commandments and the guilt was gone that is when I started to love God ,see I could sin today and still be saved but why would I want to hurt my God who saved a person like me.
  • Wayne
    He that committeth sin is of the devil. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8. Whosoever sinneth not is born of God. For His seed remaineth in Him and he cannot sin because he is born of God. Verse 9.
  • Laymen. William Wright
    According to Romans 6:23 it states clearly that sin will bring you death and this is obviously a permanent death in Hell in the burning furance. Of course, this is the act of Christ, if you do not confess, repent and seek forgiveness of your sins. But through His love, grace and mercy, he will forget all of your trepasses. My suggestion to those who are lost, find Him soon, before it's too late.
  • Brian
    It doesn't have anything to do with the nails or cross. However it does symbolize death and resurrection. More importantly baptism is just that. Being baptized a key part in steps to return to live with God again. Christ was baptized not to wash away sins but to fulfill all righteousness as stated in Mathew 3:15. In Mark it talks about being baptized of water and the holy ghost both are needed.

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