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

  • Alexandria
    How does this chapter and verse infer there is no hell?or does it?
  • BSP
    Verse 17: We don't want to begrudgingly be obedient, but we want to be obedient from the heart towards God.
  • 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.

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