Romans 6:2

“God forbid: how shall wee that are dead to sinne, liue any longer therein?”

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Other Translations

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
- King James Version

May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?
- American Standard Version (1901)

In no way. How may we, who are dead to sin, be living in it any longer?
- Basic English Bible

Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
- Darby Bible

By no means: how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
- Webster's Bible

No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?
- Weymouth Bible

May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?
- World English Bible

God forbede. For hou schulen we that ben deed to synne, lyue yit ther ynne?
- Wycliffe Bible

let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:2


6:2 Dead to sin - Freed both from the guilt and from the power of it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:2


Ro 6:2 God forbid. "By no means", as in the Revised Version. The answer is emphatic. The thought is abhorrent, and the thing impossible from the very nature of the Christian life. The Christian life begins with a death to sin. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it? The Revised Version says, "Who died to sin". That is correct. The Greek verb "apothnesko" is in the past tense. A fact is referred to that occurred in the past. Death is a separation. When we severed our relation with sin, we died to it. If we have cut loose from it, how can we continue in it?

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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