Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the wages of sinne is death: but the gift of God is eternall life, through Iesus Christ our Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the reward of sin is death; but what God freely gives is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Darby Bible

For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Webster's Bible

For the wages paid by Sin are death; but God's free gift is the Life of the Ages bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- World English Bible

for the wages of the sin [is] death, and the gift of God [is] life age-during in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:23


6:23 Death - Temporal, spiritual, and eternal. Is the due wages of sin; but eternal life is the gift of God - The difference is remarkable. Evil works merit the reward they receive: good works do not. The former demand wages: the latter accept a free gift.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:23


Ro 6:23 The wages of sin [is] death, one of the saddest, but profoundest truths of the world. Sin is a master of his servant and pays wages. But the gift of God [is] eternal life. God gives to those who turn from sin, life eternal. It is his gracious gift, conditioned on refusing to be the servant of sin longer, and is "through Jesus Christ our Lord".

Discussion for Romans 6

  • Rev. Alfayo Kinara
    *The entire book of Romans is a wonderful treatise but chapter six is focused on the believer and the relationship that should enable him win the battle over old self.
    Count yourself dead to sin and completely out of that environment. You are in a new union of grace and should discipline your whole self to be obedient unto righteousness.
  • Wayne
    Sin shall not have dominion over you. Being then made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.
  • 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.