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

  • Justin
    When we receive God's revelation given in this chapter, we will walk in total victory over the world, flesh and the devil! Understand this chapter is spiritual not carnal....It's not speaking of water baptism, but rather, our co-participation in the death of Christ! WOW! When we got saved we DIED to sin, and now LIVE unto God!
  • 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 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.

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