Romans 6:18

“Being then made free from sinne, yee became the seruants of righteousnesse.”

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Other Translations

Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
- King James Version

and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And being made free from sin you have been made the servants of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

Now, having got your freedom from sin, ye have become bondmen to righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

You were set free from the tyranny of Sin, and became the bondservants of Righteousness--
- Weymouth Bible

Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.
- World English Bible

And ye delyuered fro synne, ben maad seruauntis of riytwisnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been freed from the sin, ye became servants to the righteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:18

6:18 Being then set free from sin - We may see the apostles method thus far at one view: - Chap. Ver. 1. Bondage to sin # Ro 3:9 2. The knowledge of sin by the law; a sense of God's wrath; inward death # Ro 3:20 3. The revelation of the righteousness of God in Christ through the gospel # Ro 3:21 4. The centre of all, faith, embracing that righteousness # Ro 3:22 5. Justification, whereby God forgives all past sin, and freely accepts the sinner # Ro 3:24 6. The gift of the Holy Ghost; a sense of # Ro 5:5, God's love new inward life # Ro 6:4 7. The free service of righteousness # Ro 6:12

People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:18

Ro 6:18 Being then made free from sin. When we died to sin, and were buried into Christ (Ro 6:3). Hence, being no longer sin's servants, we become "the servants of righteousness".

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.
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:16 know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey his servants you are to whom you obey whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness HEBREWS 5:13 for everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness for he is a babe PSALM 119:144 THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THY TESTIMONIES IS EVERLASTING GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING AND I SHALL LIVE
  • 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!

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