Romans 6:4

“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore wee are buryed with him by baptisme into death, that like as Christ was raised vp from the dead by the glorie of the Father: euen so wee also should walke in newnesse of life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We were buried therefore with him through baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We have been placed with him among the dead through baptism into death: so that as Christ came again from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, in the same way, might be living in new life.
- Basic English Bible

We have been buried therefore with him by baptism unto death, in order that, even as Christ has been raised up from among [the] dead by the glory of the Father, so *we* also should walk in newness of life.
- Darby Bible

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
- Webster's Bible

Well, then, we by our baptism were buried with Him in death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from among the dead by the Father's glorious power, we also should live an entirely new life.
- Weymouth Bible

We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
- World English Bible

For we ben togidere biried with hym bi baptym `in to deth; that as Crist aroos fro deth bi the glorie of the fadir, so walke we in a newnesse of lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

we were buried together, then, with him through the baptism to the death, that even as Christ was raised up out of the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we in newness of life might walk.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:4


6:4 We are buried with him - Alluding to the ancient manner of baptizing by immersion. That as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory - Glorious power. Of the Father, so we also, by the same power, should rise again; and as he lives a new life in heaven, so we should walk in newness of life. This, says the apostle, our very baptism represents to us.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:4


Ro 6:4 We are buried with him by baptism into death. The argument is that a burial implies death. Baptism is a burial, therefore its subject has died. As Christ died through sin, we die to sin; as the Crucified Christ was buried, we who have died to sin through the gospel are buried with him. As death and burial separate from the natural life, so death to sin and burial into Christ should completely sever our relation to sin. That like as Christ was raised up from the dead. The glorious power of the Father lifted up Christ from the tomb. So we, too, rise from the watery burial, with death and burial between us and the old life of sin, in order to "walk in newness of life". Conybeare and Howson write: ``This passage cannot be understood unless it is borne in mind that the primitive baptism was by immersion.'' Dr. Philip Schaff says: ``That the custom of baptism by immersion is alluded to is generally admitted, but the emersion is as significant as the immersion.'' Godet states: ``It seems to us very probable that the apostle alludes to the external form of the baptismal rite in the primitive church.'' And John Wesley says: ``The apostle alludes to the ancient manner of baptizing by immersion.''

Discussion for Romans 6

  • Sherri
    My husband brought me to God Through Paul I grew up in church but never in love of it ,he took so much time trying to explain forgiveness and that I did not need to do the ten commandments and the guilt was gone that is when I started to love God ,see I could sin today and still be saved but why would I want to hurt my God who saved a person like me.
  • Wayne
    He that committeth sin is of the devil. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8. Whosoever sinneth not is born of God. For His seed remaineth in Him and he cannot sin because he is born of God. Verse 9.
  • 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

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