Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sinne is death: but the gift of God is eternall life, through Iesus Christ our Lord.”

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Other Translations

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- King James Version

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the reward of sin is death; but what God freely gives is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Darby Bible

For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Webster's Bible

For the wages paid by Sin are death; but God's free gift is the Life of the Ages bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- World English Bible

for the wages of the sin [is] death, and the gift of God [is] life age-during in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:23


6:23 Death - Temporal, spiritual, and eternal. Is the due wages of sin; but eternal life is the gift of God - The difference is remarkable. Evil works merit the reward they receive: good works do not. The former demand wages: the latter accept a free gift.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:23


Ro 6:23 The wages of sin [is] death, one of the saddest, but profoundest truths of the world. Sin is a master of his servant and pays wages. But the gift of God [is] eternal life. God gives to those who turn from sin, life eternal. It is his gracious gift, conditioned on refusing to be the servant of sin longer, and is "through Jesus Christ our Lord".

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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