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

  • Ray321
    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We all died for all kinds of reasons, one I know is , for the wages of sin is death. If we were pure Holy, we would never die physical. Saved people's Soul and Spirit never dies. AMEN
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    Verse 19: Holiness is a product of committed righteous life style that mirrors Jesus Christ in you to the world. Righteousness is commitment to saying and doing what is right at all the time in season and out of season as a life style. Conversely, righteousness is commitment to avoiding sin and evil tendencies in season and out of season as a life style. You cant see God without holiness.
  • Steve morrow
    LU2677---FLESH --- LOVE ; ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTSYOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS ***** ROMANS 10:3 FOR THEY BEING IGNORANT OF GODS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND GOING ABOUT TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS HAVE NOT SUBMITTED THEMSELVES UNTO TO THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:6 THAT YOU MAY WITH ONE MIND AND ONE MOUTH GLORIFY GOD EVEN THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ***** ROMANS 2:11 FOR THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD ***** 2 CORINTHIANS 10:18 FOR NOT HE THAT COMMENDETH HIMSELF IS APPROVED BUT WHOM THE LORD COMMENDETH
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS ROMANS 8:10 AND IF CHRIST BE IN YOU THE BODY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN BUT THE SPIRIT IS LIFE BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:18 BEING THEN MADE FREE FROM SIN YOU BECAME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS 6:19 I SPEAK AFTER THE MANNER OF MEN BECAUSE OF THE INFIRMITY OF YOUR FLESH FOR AS YOU HAVE YIELDED YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO UNCLEANNESS AND TO INIQUITY UNTO INIQUITY EVEN SO NOW YIELD YOUR MEMBERS SERVANTS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO HOLINESS 6:20 FOR WHEN YOU WERE THE SERVANTS OF SIN YOU WERE FREE FROM RIGHTEOUSNESS