Romans 6:21

“What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What fruit had yee then in those things, whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What fruit had you at that time in the things which are now a shame to you? for the end of such things is death.
- Basic English Bible

What fruit therefore had ye *then* in the things of which ye are *now* ashamed? for the end of *them* [is] death.
- Darby Bible

What fruit had ye then in those things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
- Webster's Bible

At that time, then, what benefit did you get from conduct which you now regard with shame? Why, such things finally result in death.
- Weymouth Bible

What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
- World English Bible

Therfor what fruyt hadden ye thanne in tho thingis, in whiche ye schamen now? For the ende of hem is deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

what fruit, therefore, were ye having then, in the things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of those [is] death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:21


6:21 Those things - He speaks of them as afar off.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:21


Ro 6:21 What fruit had ye then? Men ought to seriously ask this question. What fruit do the shameful practices of sin bring us? Only shame and death. The end of those things [is] death. That is, the inevitable outcome, eternal death.

Discussion for Romans 6:21

  • Jesus saved for verse 21
    This clearly says: Why be ashamed of things that are now dead? Reason: You are a new man!! Not the old one. Upon being "Born again" old things have passed away and ended with the flesh. Dead INDEED to sin AND? That's right now. (Romans 6:11 confirms this.) Romans 6:5 even incredibly says we are like Christ at resurrection!! Amazing. Anyone who thinks we or he/she could fail better ponder LOTS more before denying Jesus's gift to all the Father sent him. Serious business. He won't lose any of them you know. (John 6:39) The Pharisees did this. Trying to hold even Jesus accountable to the Law which justifies NO ONE. Note we are under GRACE not law after being saved. Do not be a foolish Galatian (Galatians 3:1-2). Praise the Lord. GOOD news. Best ever. Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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