Romans 6:18

“Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Being then made free from sinne, yee became the seruants of righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And being made free from sin you have been made the servants of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

Now, having got your freedom from sin, ye have become bondmen to righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

You were set free from the tyranny of Sin, and became the bondservants of Righteousness--
- Weymouth Bible

Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.
- World English Bible

And ye delyuered fro synne, ben maad seruauntis of riytwisnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been freed from the sin, ye became servants to the righteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:18


6:18 Being then set free from sin - We may see the apostles method thus far at one view: - Chap. Ver. 1. Bondage to sin # Ro 3:9 2. The knowledge of sin by the law; a sense of God's wrath; inward death # Ro 3:20 3. The revelation of the righteousness of God in Christ through the gospel # Ro 3:21 4. The centre of all, faith, embracing that righteousness # Ro 3:22 5. Justification, whereby God forgives all past sin, and freely accepts the sinner # Ro 3:24 6. The gift of the Holy Ghost; a sense of # Ro 5:5, God's love new inward life # Ro 6:4 7. The free service of righteousness # Ro 6:12


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:18


Ro 6:18 Being then made free from sin. When we died to sin, and were buried into Christ (Ro 6:3). Hence, being no longer sin's servants, we become "the servants of righteousness".

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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