|New International Version (© 2011)|
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
King James Bible
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
American Standard Version
Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves as'servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Young's Literal Translation
have ye not known that to whom ye present yourselves servants for obedience, servants ye are to him to whom ye obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
Romans 6:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To whom ye yield yourselves - Can you suppose that you should continue to be the servants of Christ if ye give way to sin? Is he not the master who exacts the service, and to whom the service is performed? Sin is the service of Satan; righteousness the service of Christ. If ye sin ye are the servants of Satan, and not the servants of God.
The word δουλος, which we translate servant, properly signifies slave; and a slave among the Greeks and Romans was considered as his master's property, and he might dispose of him as he pleased. Under a bad master, the lot of the slave was most oppressive and dreadful; his ease and comfort were never consulted; he was treated worse than a beast; and, in many cases, his life hung on the mere caprice of the master. This state is the state of every poor, miserable sinner; he is the slave of Satan, and his own evil lusts and appetites are his most cruel task-masters. The same word is applied to the servants of Christ, the more forcibly to show that they are their Master's property; and that, as he is infinitely good and benevolent, therefore his service must be perfect freedom. Indeed, he exacts no obedience from them which he does not turn to their eternal advantage; for this master has no self-interest to secure. See on Romans 1:1 (note).
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Romans 6:3 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God...
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome...
whether of sin.
Romans 6:12,17,19-23 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof...
Romans 6:16 Parallel CommentariesBondmen Bondservants Conscious Death Desire Either End Leads Obedience Obedient Obey Offer Present Result Resulting Righteousness Servants Sin Slaves Someone Surrender Whether Yield YourselvesBondmen Bondservants Conscious Death Desire Either End Leads Obedience Obedient Obey Offer Present Result Resulting Righteousness Servants Sin Slaves Someone Surrender Whether Yield YourselvesTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 4:7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it."
John 8:34 Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
Romans 6:13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
Romans 6:20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
Romans 6:21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 11:2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don't you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah--how he appealed to God against Israel: