Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the wages of sinne is death: but the gift of God is eternall life, through Iesus Christ our Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the reward of sin is death; but what God freely gives is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Darby Bible

For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Webster's Bible

For the wages paid by Sin are death; but God's free gift is the Life of the Ages bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- World English Bible

for the wages of the sin [is] death, and the gift of God [is] life age-during in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 6:23


6:23 Death - Temporal, spiritual, and eternal. Is the due wages of sin; but eternal life is the gift of God - The difference is remarkable. Evil works merit the reward they receive: good works do not. The former demand wages: the latter accept a free gift.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 6:23


Ro 6:23 The wages of sin [is] death, one of the saddest, but profoundest truths of the world. Sin is a master of his servant and pays wages. But the gift of God [is] eternal life. God gives to those who turn from sin, life eternal. It is his gracious gift, conditioned on refusing to be the servant of sin longer, and is "through Jesus Christ our Lord".

Discussion for Romans 6

  • 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
  • Todd Brawley
    I believe this chapter is a good lesson to teach everybody and retract those that say they know it. I will review this often. It has a real clear meaning to me.
  • Sydney
    To live for Jesus and to love Him and to be in His Grace is so much better then living for the world and their so called lusts for life that only ends in death and never to My Savior again. Praise be to the ultimate gift of love and life.