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

  • A disciple
    In the parable about the lord who forgave his servant, and that same servant went out and took his fellow-servant by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe! The other servants were grieved when they saw that and told their lord: so he called him and said to him, I forgave you all that debt, because you asked me; shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow-servants, like I had pity on you?
  • Tony Ekanem
    The law stated " that a person who sold himself to another person (sin)because of his inability to pay his debt, can be redeemed by a close relative" Now, this close relative assumes the position of master in place of the "other person" The freed slave's Love, Loyalty, service and worship is now for his "close relative". Jesus paid our debt to set us free, he is our "close relative" and MASTER.
  • Lu2677
    Forgetmenot,In Re:to the discussion about identifying a false Christian.It should not be a snap judgment and it should be based on God's standards, not men's. His Word tells us how a saved person is suppose to live. He tells us the sins that keep people out of His Kingdom. Christians are of one Spirit, they are like-minded. They love godly correction. One must be careful not to err in this.
  • Lu2677
    Forgetnot,Are you saying one cannot recognize a saved person?Last part;Matt.12:34"out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh"John10:5 (a saved person will not follow a stranger)John10:27 (Jesus said)"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them,and they follow me" As in Isaiah11:2(does the person claiming to be saved have such things?)And 1Corinthians14:14. Saved=heeding God's word,repent.
  • A disciple
    The tree IS KNOWN by its fruits; and, Faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen. We are begotten from above by the will of God, and by His divine power, through the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ: it is nothing that can come out of man's imagination or pretending. Until a man humbles himself in sincere repentance to God, and is truly converted, he won't experience.
  • Forgetmenot
    To assume that one is free from sin, or converted cannot be verified except by God. To assume that one is saved also is up to God. That is why for this life of various degrees of suffering, one should be aware of the Big picture which includes the lawbook called the Torah. In that book one's rewards and punishment were swift and just. I consider the Old wine and new wine. My body-the bottle

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