Daniel P. Barron

Romans 6

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 

1 What then shall we say? Shall we continue in the sin so that the grace may abound? 2 May it not be! We who died to the sin, how shall we still live in it? 3 Or, do you not know that as many as were immersed into Christ Joshua, were immersed into his death?

4 Therefore, we were buried with him through the immersion into the death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the father, so also we might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with his death, i so certainly also shall we be of the resurrection. 6 Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with, so that the body of the sin might be nullified, ii that we should no longer serve the sin.

7 For the one who died has been justified iii from the sin. 8 And if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him, iv 9 knowing that Christ, rising from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer rules over him. v 10 For he who died, died to the sin once for all, vi but he who lives, lives to the God. 11 So also, you consider yourselves to be dead indeed to the sin, but living to the God in Christ Joshua our lord.

12 Therefore, do not let the sin reign in your mortal body, to obey it in its desires. 13 And do not present your members to the sin as instruments of unrighteousness. But, present yourselves to the God as alive from the dead, and your members instruments of righteousness to the God. 14 For sin shall not rule you, for you are not under law, but under grace.

15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it not be! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves a slave for obedience, you are slaves to whom you obey, either sin unto death or obedience unto righteousness? 17 But, thanks vii to the God, that you were slaves of the sin, yet you obeyed from the heart into that form of teaching you received. 18 And having been set free from the sin, you became enslaved to the righteousness.

19 I speak humanly, because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members slaves of uncleanness and to the lawlessness unto the lawlessness, so now present your members slaves to the righteousness unto sanctification. viii 20 For when you were slaves of the sin, you were free to the righteousness. 21 Therefore, what fruit were you having at that time upon which now you are ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now, being set free from the sin, and being enslaved to the God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life. 23 For the wages of the sin is death, but the gift of the God is eternal life in Christ Joshua our lord.

Romans 5 - Romans 7

Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdfs here and here.

  1. Galatians 2:17-20; Colossians 2:12 ^
  2. καταργηθῇ (katargêthê) “nullified” - same verb as in Romans 4:14 “nullified.” (TT) ^
  3. δεδικαίωται (dedikaiôtai) “justified” ASV, DARBY, etc.; “freed” NKJV, etc. - same verb as in e.g. Romans 5:9. ^
  4. Revelation 3:21 ^
  5. Revelation 1:18 ^
  6. ἐφάπαξ (ephapax) “once for all” NKJV; “once” YLT, KJV – found also in 1 Corinthians 15:6; Hebrews 7:27; 9:12; 10:10. ^
  7. Χάρις (Charis) “thanks” = same word for “grace.” (e.g. Romans 6:1) ^
  8. ἁγιασμόν (hagiasmon) “sanctification” NKJV; “holiness” KJV - found also in Romans 6:22; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 7; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:2. ^

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