Romans 6:2

“God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God forbid: how shall wee that are dead to sinne, liue any longer therein?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?
- American Standard Version (1901)

In no way. How may we, who are dead to sin, be living in it any longer?
- Basic English Bible

Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
- Darby Bible

By no means: how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
- Webster's Bible

No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?
- Weymouth Bible

May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?
- World English Bible

God forbede. For hou schulen we that ben deed to synne, lyue yit ther ynne?
- Wycliffe Bible

let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:2


6:2 Dead to sin - Freed both from the guilt and from the power of it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:2


Ro 6:2 God forbid. "By no means", as in the Revised Version. The answer is emphatic. The thought is abhorrent, and the thing impossible from the very nature of the Christian life. The Christian life begins with a death to sin. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it? The Revised Version says, "Who died to sin". That is correct. The Greek verb "apothnesko" is in the past tense. A fact is referred to that occurred in the past. Death is a separation. When we severed our relation with sin, we died to it. If we have cut loose from it, how can we continue in it?

Discussion for Romans 6

  • 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.
  • Mary
    Baptism is our outward expression of our inward changed life. When we accept Christ as our Savior, we have a changed life. Our old life to sin is dead and we have a new life in Christ
  • JP
    Hi Barbara. You could try reading Colossians Chapter 2. This might be something like what you're thinking of. God bless
  • Barbara
    I am just learning. So I have a ? When being Baptise does it repercent God being nailed to the cross and raising from the dead? Can you tell me were in the bible I can find this. Thank you
  • Eric
    All glory and thanks to JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR. AMEN !

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