Romans 6:7

“For he that is dead, is freed from sinne.”

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Other Translations

For he that is dead is freed from sin.
- King James Version

for he who has died is freed from sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he that hath died is justified from sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because he who is dead is free from sin.
- Basic English Bible

For he that has died is justified from sin.
- Darby Bible

For he that is dead is freed from sin.
- Webster's Bible

for he who has paid the penalty of death stands absolved from his sin.
- Weymouth Bible

For he who has died has been freed from sin.
- World English Bible

For he that is deed, is iustefied fro synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he who hath died hath been set free from the sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:7

6:7 For he that is dead - With Christ. Is freed from the guilt of past, and from the power of present, sin, as dead men from the commands of their former masters.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:7

Ro 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. When a slave died he was freed from his master's service; so when one has died to sin, he is no longer the slave of sin, and is freed from his service. His power over the bodily members should be destroyed.

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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