Romans 6:2

“God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God forbid: how shall wee that are dead to sinne, liue any longer therein?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?
- American Standard Version (1901)

In no way. How may we, who are dead to sin, be living in it any longer?
- Basic English Bible

Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
- Darby Bible

By no means: how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
- Webster's Bible

No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?
- Weymouth Bible

May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?
- World English Bible

God forbede. For hou schulen we that ben deed to synne, lyue yit ther ynne?
- Wycliffe Bible

let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:2


6:2 Dead to sin - Freed both from the guilt and from the power of it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:2


Ro 6:2 God forbid. "By no means", as in the Revised Version. The answer is emphatic. The thought is abhorrent, and the thing impossible from the very nature of the Christian life. The Christian life begins with a death to sin. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it? The Revised Version says, "Who died to sin". That is correct. The Greek verb "apothnesko" is in the past tense. A fact is referred to that occurred in the past. Death is a separation. When we severed our relation with sin, we died to it. If we have cut loose from it, how can we continue in it?

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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