Romans 7:6

“But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But now wee are deliuered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held, that we should serue in newnesse of spirit, and not in the oldnesse of the letter.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that wherein we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now we are free from the law, having been made dead to that which had power over us; so that we are servants in the new way of the spirit, not in the old way of the letter.
- Basic English Bible

but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter.
- Darby Bible

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead by which we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
- Webster's Bible

But seeing that we have died to that which once held us in bondage, the Law has now no hold over us, so that we render a service which, instead of being old and formal, is new and spiritual.
- Weymouth Bible

But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
- World English Bible

But now we ben vnboundun fro the lawe of deth, in which we weren holdun, so that we seruen in newnesse of spirit, and not in eldnesse of lettre.
- Wycliffe Bible

and now we have ceased from the law, that being dead in which we were held, so that we may serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 7:6


7:6 Being dead to that whereby we were held - To our old husband, the law. That we might serve in newness of spirit - In a new, spiritual manner. And not in the oldness of the letter - Not in a bare literal, external way, as we did before.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 7:6


Ro 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law. By death. Having died in Christ (Ro 6:2-4), we are released from the dominion of the law. See Ro 7:1. That we should serve in newness of spirit. This service of Christ is the new service of those living new lives. It is a spiritual service: "God must be worshiped in spirit and truth" (Joh 4:24). God's law under the new covenant is "written in the hearts" (Heb 8:10); hence it is not a bondage, but a free, willing service.

Discussion for Romans 7

  • Alex
    Sorry but i see this roms 7 as a love triangle betwen Christ and the church and the LAW, Paul is saying you are dead to the law by the body of Christ that you should be MARRIED TO ANOTHER even to him that was rasied up from the DEAD and bring forth fruit unto God. Fits perfect to David Bathesheba n Uriah She was dead to Uriah/LAW by the body of David and Married another, now Christ is our husband.
  • Geraldine cole
    If Jesus Don't do it for us it want be done on the Earth or in Heaven because he is the one that can kill the body and then send u to Hell or Heaven so do not worry about what man say he will do just pray and believe what Jesus has told u in his word when u walk with Jesus there is notbing man can do to u accept leave u alone reburk the devil and plea the blood of Jesus he will go Amen
  • Edna
    nothing but the spirit of the life of in CHRIST CAN MAKE ANY SINNER FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GRACE AND MERCY
  • Ray321
    Romans 7:14-15 14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not but what I hate, that do I. Paul had sin, he knew how to deal with it, he would feed the new creature inside him which was the Holy Spirit. The more we read the Word of God, the lest we sin. The Word cleans good.
  • BSP
    Paul described himself as a miserable man in verse 24 because he wanted to do what was right, but his imperfect flesh urged him to do otherwise.
  • Bruce
    We who are true Believers will face Persecution and Tribulation./---We must through much Tribulation enter The Kingdom of God:Acts 14:22 Satan is out to destroy The Church. The Battle begins the moment The Lord enters Your Heart.You need to be dressed for Battle:Ephesians6:11 Some will even lose Their Heads, False imprisonment, torture,killed in a variety of ways! Endure to The End. Seek The Lost.