Romans 6:17

“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But God bee thanked, that yee were the seruants of sinne: but ye haue obeyed from the heart that fourme of doctrine, which was deliuered you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But praise be to God that though you were the servants of sin, you have now given yourselves freely to that form of teaching under which you were placed;
- Basic English Bible

But thanks [be] to God, that ye were bondmen of sin, but have obeyed from the heart the form of teaching into which ye were instructed.
- Darby Bible

But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin; but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
- Webster's Bible

But thanks be to God that though you were once in thraldom to Sin, you have now yielded a hearty obedience to that system of truth in which you have been instructed.
- Weymouth Bible

But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bondservants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto you were delivered.
- World English Bible

But Y thanke God, that ye weren seruauntis of synne; but ye han obeischid of herte in to that fourme of techyng, in which ye ben bitakun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and thanks to God, that ye were servants of the sin, and -- were obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which ye were delivered up;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:17


6:17 The form of doctrine into which ye have been delivered - Literally it is, The mould into which ye have been delivered; which, as it contains a beautiful allusion, conveys also a very instructive admonition; intimating that our minds, all pliant and ductile, should be conformed to the gospel precepts, as liquid metal, take the figure of the mould into which they are cast.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:17


Ro 6:17 But God be thanked. Not that they have been sinners, but that, having been sinners, they had become obedient to Christ. Obeyed from the heart. No outward obedience is of the slightest value unless the heart turns to God. That form of doctrine. Macknight paraphrases this: ``I thank God, that although you were formerly the slaves of sin, ye have willingly obeyed the mould of doctrine into which ye were cast at baptism.'' Others, Chrysostom for example, say it refers "to Christian teaching as a type of holy living". The nature of Paul's argument, and the fact that it is founded on the significance of baptism, makes Macknight's explanation probable.

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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