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

  • 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 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 i start reading Romans books it help me a lots. I still have a sin nature. But have me dead to 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.
  • Wayne
    The soul that sinneth, it shall surely die.

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