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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Romans 6:7


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    King James Bible - Romans 6:7

    For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    World English Bible

    For he who has died has been freed from sin.

    Douay-Rheims - Romans 6:7

    For he that is dead is justified from sin.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (7) -
    :2,8; 7:2,4 Col 3:1-3 1Pe 4:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:7

    Porque el que es muerto, justificado es del pecado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Romans 6:7

    Verse 7. He that is dead is freed from
    sin.] dedikaiwtai, literally, is justified from sin; or, is freed or delivered from it. Does not this simply mean, that the man who has received Christ Jesus by faith, and has been, through believing, made a partaker of the Holy Spirit, has had his old man, all his evil propensities destroyed; so that he is not only justified freely from all sin, but wholly sanctified unto God? The context shows that this is the meaning. Every instance of violence is done to the whole scope and design of the apostle, by the opinion, that "this text is a proof that believers are not fully saved from sin in this life, because only he that is dead is freed from sin." Then death is his justifier and deliverer! Base and abominable insinuation, highly derogatory to the glory of Christ! Dr. Dodd, in his note on the preceding verse, after some inefficient criticism on the word katarghqh, destroyed, which, he thinks, should be rendered enervated, has the following most unevangelical sentiment: "The body of sin in believers is, indeed, an enfeebled, conquered, and deposed tyrant, and the stroke of death finishes its destruction." So then, the death of Christ and the influences of the Holy Spirit were only sufficient to depose and enfeeble the tyrant sin; but OUR death must come in to effect his total destruction! Thus our death is, at least partially, our saviour; and thus, that which was an effect of sin (for sin entered into the world, and death by sin) becomes the means of finally destroying it! That is, the effect of a cause can become so powerful, as to react upon that cause and produce its annihilation! The divinity and philosophy of this sentiment are equally absurd. It is the blood of Christ alone that cleanses from all unrighteousness; and the sanctification of a believer is no more dependent on death than his justification. If it he said, "that believers do not cease from sin till they die;" I have only to say, they are such believers as do not make a proper use of their faith; and what can be said more of the whole herd of transgressors and infidels? They cease to sin, when they cease to breathe. If the Christian religion bring no other privileges than this to its upright followers, well may we ask, wherein doth the wise man differ from the fool, for they have both one end? But the whole Gospel teaches a contrary doctrine.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 7. For he that is dead, is freed from
    sin .] This is not to be understood of a natural or a corporeal death; for this is the effect of sin, and is inflicted by way of punishment for it, on Christless persons; so far is it from being an atonement for sin, as the Jews fancy; besides, there are many persons, who as they die in their sins, they will rise in them; though a natural death is alluded to, when persons are free from those laws and obligations to service and duty they are under whilst living: but here it is to be understood of a spiritual or mystical death, and of persons who are dead to the law, by the body of Christ; dead to sin by the sacrifice and grace of Christ; who are baptized into the death of Christ, and in imitation of him: such are freed from sin; not from the being of it; nor from the burden of it; nor from a continual war with it; nor from slips and falls into it; no, not even freed from it, in the most solemn services and acts of religion; but they are freed from the dominion of it, from servitude to it, and also from the guilt of it, and from obligation to punishment on account of it: they are, as it is in the Greek text, and as the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions read, justified from sin.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 3-10 -
    Baptism teaches the necessity of dying to sin, and being as it wer buried from all ungodly and unholy pursuits, and of rising to walk with God in newness of life. Unholy professors may have had the outward sig of a death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness, but they neve passed from the family of Satan to that of God. The corrupt nature called the old man, because derived from our first father Adam, is crucified with Christ, in every true believer, by the grace derive from the cross. It is weakened and in a dying state, though it ye struggles for life, and even for victory. But the whole body of sin whatever is not according to the holy law of God, must be done away, s that the believer may no more be the slave of sin, but live to God, an find happiness in his service.


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    7. Is freed (dedikaiwtai). Lit., as Rev., is justified; i.e., acquitted, absolved; just as the dead person
    sins no more, being released from sin as from a legal claim. "As a man that is dead is acquitted and released from bondage among men, so a man that has died to sin is acquitted from the guilt of sin and released from its bondage" (Alford).

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    6:7 {Is justified} (dedikaiwtai).
    Perfect passive indicative of dikaiow, stands justified, set free from, adding this great word to death and life of verses #1,2.


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