Romans 6:15

“What then? shal we sinne, because wee are not vnder the Law, but vnder Grace? God forbid.”

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Other Translations

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
- King James Version

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then? are we to go on in sin because we are not under law but under grace? Let it not be so.
- Basic English Bible

What then? should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Far be the thought.
- Darby Bible

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? By no means.
- Webster's Bible

Are we therefore to sin because we are no longer under the authority of Law, but under grace? No, indeed!
- Weymouth Bible

What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be!
- World English Bible

What therfor? Schulen we do synne, for we ben not vndur the lawe, but vndur grace?
- Wycliffe Bible

What then? shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? let it not be!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:15


Ro 6:15 Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? This is the old question referred to in Ro 6:1. The caviller in Paul's time, as well as in our time, objected that grace, forgiveness of sin, was an encouragement to sin. Paul shows, with much emphasis, that this is a false charge, since grace, forgiveness, implied that the sinner had died to sin. It is those who have been freed from the dominion of sin who are delivered from its penalties.

Discussion for Romans 6

  • Teri
    Yes, good stuff! I enjoyed all the comments and appreciate this forum. I think Paul puts it in straightforward terms that we are to live new lives, as servants of God.
  • Randy
    The blood of bulls and goats 'FORGAVE' sin. Not only did it forgive sin, but it cleansed the flesh from sin for A WHOLE YEAR! How much more the blood of CHRIST!!!
  • Bill Bats
    I hope the romans figured out what dead to sin means. Paul almost promotes sin in the previous chapters and here he I believe sets the truth out for the romans again like he did in romans chapter one. Great stuff. Some see death to sin as a mystery but I think it's plain to see.
  • Gay Amutuhaire
    This chapter is often misinterpreted to mean that man can sin all he wants and still be assured of an everlasting life because Jesus Christ already paid for their sins!. In my opinion, this chapter means Christ died so we may be forgiven, we should live Christ-like lives to be able to see the heavens otherwise we are doomed unless we repent for the shortfalls
  • Randy
    Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he CANNOT SIN, because he is born of God. 1John3:9 Holy to the Lord!
  • Cheryl Blanton
    People are being mislead about Romans 6:14-15 and taken out of context. I encourage you to read the entire chapter to fully understand. Some folks believe that because of verse 14 they can sin whenever they want and GOD will continue to butys no attention to the last two words in verse 15.

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