Romans 6:12

“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let not sinne reigne therfore in your mortall body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause do not let sin be ruling in your body which is under the power of death, so that you give way to its desires;
- Basic English Bible

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body to obey its lusts.
- Darby Bible

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts of it.
- Webster's Bible

Let not Sin therefore reign as king in your mortal bodies, causing you to be in subjection to their cravings;
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore don't let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
- World English Bible

Therfor regne not synne in youre deedli bodi, that ye obeische to hise coueityngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let not then the sin reign in your mortal body, to obey it in its desires;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:12


6:12 Let not sin reign even in your mortal body - It must be subject to death, but it need not be subject to sin.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:12


Ro 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body. This must not be, and cannot be, if we are really dead to sin. The body must be mortal, and subject to death, but it must not be subject to sin.

Discussion for Romans 6

  • Alexandria
    How does this chapter and verse infer there is no hell?or does it?
  • BSP
    Verse 17: We don't want to begrudgingly be obedient, but we want to be obedient from the heart towards God.
  • Randy
    Hi Audrey, I agree that the blood of lambs and goats could not wash the sins of the Jews or our sins away, but the Blood of Christ does! FREE from sin! Now serve Him in righteousness, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, not my tears. Holy to the LORD!
  • A disciple
    Audrey; You may have been misinformed about forgiveness in the Law and the Prophets. See Leviticus 4:20,26,31; 5:10,13; 6:7; 19:22; Numbers 14:19;15:26. Adam and Eve were forgiven and released to live out the rest of their lives and propagate the whole human race because of the Word of God that Christ would come in the flesh and undo the works of the devil and the power of sin; so RECONCILING man.
  • A disciple
    Audrey; You may have been misinformed about forgiveness in the Law and the Prophets. See Leviticus 4:20,26,31; 5:10,13; 6:7; 19:22; Numbers 14:19;15:26. Adam and Eve were forgiven and released to live out the rest of their lives and propagate the whole human race because of the Word of God that Christ would come in the flesh and undo the works of the devil and the power of sin; so RECONCILING man.
  • Audrey Love
    Hi Randy, The Old Covenant did not forgive sin nor could it. The Old covenant is a foreshadow of Christ. Everything is about Jesus. Jesus was the Passover lamb, Jesus was the final sacrifice. The blood of lambs and goats could not wash the sins of the Jews or our sins away. From the priests offering the lamb up as a sacrifice, foreshadows the Priests in the NT offering up Jesus to be sacrificed.

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