Romans 6:21

“What fruit had yee then in those things, whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.”

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Other Translations

What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.
- King James Version

Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What fruit had you at that time in the things which are now a shame to you? for the end of such things is death.
- Basic English Bible

What fruit therefore had ye *then* in the things of which ye are *now* ashamed? for the end of *them* [is] death.
- Darby Bible

What fruit had ye then in those things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
- Webster's Bible

At that time, then, what benefit did you get from conduct which you now regard with shame? Why, such things finally result in death.
- Weymouth Bible

What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
- World English Bible

Therfor what fruyt hadden ye thanne in tho thingis, in whiche ye schamen now? For the ende of hem is deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

what fruit, therefore, were ye having then, in the things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of those [is] death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:21


6:21 Those things - He speaks of them as afar off.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:21


Ro 6:21 What fruit had ye then? Men ought to seriously ask this question. What fruit do the shameful practices of sin bring us? Only shame and death. The end of those things [is] death. That is, the inevitable outcome, eternal death.

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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