The New Life in Christ

1 What should we say then? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may multiply?

References for Romans 6:1

      2 Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
      3 Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptizeda into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

      References for Romans 6:3

        • a 6:3 - 1 Co 1:13-17; 12:13; Gl 3:27
          4 Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new wayb of life.

          References for Romans 6:4

            • b 6:4 - Or in newness
              5 For if we have been joined with Him in the likeness of His death, we will certainly also bec in the likeness of His resurrection.

              References for Romans 6:5

                • c 6:5 - Be joined with Him
                  6 For we know that our old selfd e was crucified with Him in order that sin's dominion over the bodyf may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin,

                  References for Romans 6:6

                    • d 6:6 - Lit man; that is, the person that one was in Adam
                    • e 6:6 - Eph 4:22; Col 3:9
                    • f 6:6 - Lit that the body of sin
                      7 since a person who has died is freedg from sin's claims.h

                      References for Romans 6:7

                        • g 6:7 - Lit acquitted, or justified
                        • h 6:7 - Lit from sin
                          8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him,
                          9 because we know that Christ, having been raised from the dead, no longer dies. Death no longer rules over Him.
                          10 For in that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in that He lives, He lives to God.
                          11 So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.i

                          References for Romans 6:11

                            • i 6:11 - Other mss add our Lord
                              12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obeyj its desires.

                              References for Romans 6:12

                                • j 6:12 - Other mss add sin (lit it) in
                                  13 And do not offer any partsk of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the partsl of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.

                                  References for Romans 6:13

                                    • k 6:13 - Or members
                                    • l 6:13 - Or members
                                      14 For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.

                                      From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

                                      15 What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!

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                                          16 Do you not know that if you offer yourselves to someonem as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey-either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?

                                          References for Romans 6:16

                                            • m 6:16 - Lit that to whom you offer yourselves
                                              17 But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to,
                                              18 and having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.
                                              19 I am using a human analogyn because of the weakness of your flesh.o For just as you offered the partsp of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification.

                                              References for Romans 6:19

                                                • n 6:19 - Lit I speak humanly; Paul is personifying sin and righteousness as slave masters.
                                                • o 6:19 - Or your human nature
                                                • p 6:19 - Or members
                                                  20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from allegiance to righteousness.q

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                                                    • q 6:20 - Lit free to righteousness
                                                      21 And what fruit was producedr then from the things you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death.

                                                      References for Romans 6:21

                                                        • r 6:21 - Lit what fruit do you have
                                                          22 But now, since you have been liberated from sin and become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctifications-and the end is eternal life!

                                                          References for Romans 6:22

                                                            • s 6:22 - Or holiness
                                                              23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.