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

  • Sheryl Joy Christos
    Romans ch 6 is an exhortation to keep The Commandments which are all embodied in The New Commandment of Love. Yeshua taught over and over about keeping The Commandments in order to follow The Lord our God. To pursue The Lord is to love and pursue Holiness proceeding from The cleansing and doing of The Word. Rom2:13 28, James 1:22-23
  • Anna gonzales
    IT IS A GOOD CHAPTER TO READ OUT OF THE BIBLE AND PLUS I AM READING RIGHT NOW AT CHURCH BECAUSE THAT IS OUR LESSON FOR TONIGHT CHURCH SERVICE!!!!!!! I LOVE GOD AND JESUS!!!!
  • Wayne tucket
    Talking to a brother the other day believes all are sinners forever. Told him to read this chapter. VERY CLEAR. Sin is not to have dominion over believers! Period, but only in Christ.
  • Randy
    Thank God for the Holy Scriptures,Romans 6 motivates us all to be diligent in serving a Holy God and not yielding our members to sin. Thank you Jesus. Gods gift to us is Life and what we do with that Life is our gift to God. God Bless you all.
  • cool book god bless everyone
  • Blessed for verse 23
    we must realize GOD defeated sin death and sickness when he sent his only begotten son OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

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