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 7:6

  • Blessed for verse 6
    Shall we send GOD forbade Don t think that the spirit of GOD will let you or lead you to sin We are delivered from the law because we are in JESUS and not in sin The law is a ritual where the flesh had to perform to feel he was righteous In JESUS I am righteous because JESUS IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD There JESUS continually performs the work of GOD in me that he began until the day of JESUS CHRIST Don t be deceived we are to worship GOD in spirit and in truth The deliverance from the law is not liberty to sin GOD IS HOLY BE YE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY SANCTIFY YOURSELF AND THE GOD OF PEACE WILL SANCTIFY YOU HOLY