Romans 6:15

“What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What then? shal we sinne, because wee are not vnder the Law, but vnder Grace? God forbid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then? are we to go on in sin because we are not under law but under grace? Let it not be so.
- Basic English Bible

What then? should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Far be the thought.
- Darby Bible

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? By no means.
- Webster's Bible

Are we therefore to sin because we are no longer under the authority of Law, but under grace? No, indeed!
- Weymouth Bible

What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be!
- World English Bible

What therfor? Schulen we do synne, for we ben not vndur the lawe, but vndur grace?
- Wycliffe Bible

What then? shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? let it not be!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:15


Ro 6:15 Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? This is the old question referred to in Ro 6:1. The caviller in Paul's time, as well as in our time, objected that grace, forgiveness of sin, was an encouragement to sin. Paul shows, with much emphasis, that this is a false charge, since grace, forgiveness, implied that the sinner had died to sin. It is those who have been freed from the dominion of sin who are delivered from its penalties.

Discussion for Romans 6

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    Emanuel; Let me try to explain it another way you might better understand. The tail isn't supposed to wag the dog! We live now in this tabernacle of a flesh body on earth, that's appointed already to die. WE are spirits housed in this body. Jesus has broken the bonds of our spirits' servitude to the flesh; and given us His Spirit to lead us in victory every day, if we abide in Him.
  • Randy
    Emanuel: Friend, please tell me then what Jesus did for us. The old covenant forgave sin, so what does the New Covenant do? As far as me and my family, we will never go back to thinking we are still yet sinners after what Jesus did for us! The KJV says "while we WERE yet sinners". The KJV says "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin"! Holy

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