Romans 6:6

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the bodie of sinne might bee destroyed, that hencefoorth we should not serue sinne.”

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Other Translations

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
- King James Version

knowing this, that our old self was crucified with {Him,} in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing this, that our old man was crucified with `him', that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being conscious that our old man was put to death on the cross with him, so that the body of sin might be put away, and we might no longer be servants to sin.
- Basic English Bible

knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should no longer serve sin.
- Darby Bible

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
- Webster's Bible

This we know--that our old self was nailed to the cross with Him, in order that our sinful nature might be deprived of its power, so that we should no longer be the slaves of sin;
- Weymouth Bible

knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin.
- World English Bible

witynge this thing, that oure olde man is crucified togidere, that the bodi of synne be distruyed, that we serue no more to synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

this knowing, that our old man was crucified with [him], that the body of the sin may be made useless, for our no longer serving the sin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:6


6:6 Our old man - Coeval with our being, and as old as the fall; our evil nature; a strong and beautiful expression for that entire depravity and corruption which by nature spreads itself over the whole man, leaving no part uninfected. This in a believer is crucified with Christ, mortified, gradually killed, by virtue of our union with him. That the body of sin - All evil tempers, words, and actions, which are the members of the old man, #Col 3:5|, might be destroyed.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:6


Ro 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him]. The cross of Christ slew our old sinful nature. The gospel was the power that moved us to trample it down, separate from it, and cling to Christ. When this old nature was crucified, we died to sin. Compare Eph 4:22 Col 3:9. That the body of sin. Sin is conceived of as a living power, with an organism, reigning over us through out bodily members. Might be destroyed. Our death to sin destroys this dominion.

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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