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

  • 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