Romans 6:23
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English Standard Version
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

King James Bible
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

American Standard Version
For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

English Revised Version
For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
For the wages paid by Sin are death; but God's free gift is the Life of the Ages bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Wages (ὀψώνια)

From ὄψον cooked meat, and later, generally, provisions. At Athens especially fish. Hence ὀψώνιον is primarily provision-money, and is used of supplies for an army, see 1 Corinthians 9:7. The figure of Romans 6:13 is carried out: Sin, as a Lord to whom they tender weapons and who pays wages.

Death

"Sin pays its serfs by punishing them. Its wages is death, and the death for which its counters are available is the destruction of the weal of the soul" (Morison).

Gift (χάρισμα)

Rev., rightly, free gift (compare Romans 5:15). In sharp contrast with wages.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the wages.

Romans 5:12 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned:

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

Ezekiel 18:4,20 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die...

1 Corinthians 6:9,10 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap...

James 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

but the.

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 5:17,21 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one...

John 3:14-17,36 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up...

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...

John 5:24,39,40 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...

John 6:27,32,33,40,50-58 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life.

John 10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

1 Peter 1:3,4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

1 John 5:11,12 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son...

Cross References
Genesis 2:17
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

Proverbs 11:19
Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.

Isaiah 3:9
For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.

Ezekiel 18:4
Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

John 4:36
Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

Romans 1:32
Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

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