Romans 6:16

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Know ye not, that to whom yee yeeld your selues seruants to obey, his seruants ye are to whom ye obey: whether of sinne vnto death, or of obedience vnto righteousnesse?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone {as} slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves `as' servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are you not conscious that you are the servants of him to whom you give yourselves to do his desire? if to sin, the end being death, or if to do the desire of God, the end being righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves bondmen for obedience, ye are bondmen to him whom ye obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
- Darby Bible

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants in obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that if you surrender yourselves as bondservants to obey any one, you become the bondservants of him whom you obey, whether the bondservants of Sin (with death as the result) or of Duty (resulting in righteousness)?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
- World English Bible

God forbede. Witen ye not, that to whom ye yyuen you seruauntis to obeie to, ye ben seruauntis of that thing, to which ye han obeschid, ether of synne to deth, ether of obedience to riytwisnesse?
- Wycliffe Bible

have ye not known that to whom ye present yourselves servants for obedience, servants ye are to him to whom ye obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:16


Ro 6:16 Know ye not? This is utterly impossible, as they will see if they will remember one principle. His servants ye are to whom ye obey. If we obey sin, we are sin's servants, under his reign, and will receive, not grace, but sin's wages, which is death; or, on the other hand, if we obey Christ, we are his servants, and enjoy his righteousness. None enjoy this blessedness, but those who turn from sin and obey Christ.

Discussion for Romans 6

  • Edna
    we are now called SAINTS OF GOD.So don,t let us be fooled by Satan that we can continue in sin let not his desires rule rule you
  • A Pilgrim
    The gift of God Does not come easy .It's "Doing his Word" rather than hoping to be saved. When I call someone "You Fool" in Anger,I am in danger of hell. How many time we "Think of" some one as You Fool?. How can one "Keep to the word of Christ".Than praising we need "training". Like Christ did, there is a training in solitude we can develop.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We should always remember that the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • A disciple
    "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?" Why did we turn to Jesus for mercy and forgiveness and a chance at a new life starting over with Him? Because we were lost and guilty in sins and uncleanness; and He died on the cross for our sins; and if we didn't repent and really amend our ways; we would surely die unfit for the presence of God!
  • Phyllis gaylor
    I enjoyed the comments may God continue working i your lives
  • A disciple
    Hi Wayne; Baptism is indeed a sign, as you say; and shows the washing of water by the Word. A person has to repent and confess to God, for the remission of sins, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. "At what instant" that person turns with a true heart unto God for seeking His mercy and forgiveness; at that instant does God also turn to count him clean and at peace and all things a new start.

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