Romans 6:14
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New International Version
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

New Living Translation
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God's grace.

English Standard Version
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

New American Standard Bible
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

King James Bible
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.

International Standard Version
For sin will not have mastery over you, because you are not under Law but under grace.

NET Bible
For sin will have no mastery over you, because you are not under law but under grace.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And sin has no authority over you, for you not under The Written Law, but under grace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, sin shouldn't have power over you because you're not controlled by laws, but by God's favor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So that sin shall have no dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

King James 2000 Bible
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

American King James Version
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

American Standard Version
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For sin shall not have dominion over you; for you are not under the law, but under grace.

Darby Bible Translation
For sin shall not have dominion over *you*, for ye are not under law but under grace.

English Revised Version
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace.

Webster's Bible Translation
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Weymouth New Testament
For Sin shall not be lord over you, since you are subjects not of Law, but of grace.

World English Bible
For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.

Young's Literal Translation
for sin over you shall not have lordship, for ye are not under law, but under grace.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:11-15 The strongest motives against sin, and to enforce holiness, are here stated. Being made free from the reign of sin, alive unto God, and having the prospect of eternal life, it becomes believers to be greatly concerned to advance thereto. But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state. Let the thought that this state will soon be at an end, encourage the true Christian, as to the motions of lusts, which so often perplex and distress him. Let us present all our powers to God, as weapons or tools ready for the warfare, and work of righteousness, in his service. There is strength in the covenant of grace for us. Sin shall not have dominion. God's promises to us are more powerful and effectual for mortifying sin, than our promises to God. Sin may struggle in a real believer, and create him a great deal of trouble, but it shall not have dominion; it may vex him, but it shall not rule over him. Shall any take occasion from this encouraging doctrine to allow themselves in the practice of any sin? Far be such abominable thoughts, so contrary to the perfections of God, and the design of his gospel, so opposed to being under grace. What can be a stronger motive against sin than the love of Christ? Shall we sin against so much goodness, and such love?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under law, but under grace. As to the force of the future here, οὐ κυριεύσει, see what was said under ver. 5. Here also no more seems, at first sight, to be meant than that God, if we respond to his grace, will not let sin have dominion over us; we shall, in fact, if we are willing, be enabled to resist it. "Invitos nos non coget [peccatum] ad serviendum tibi" (Bengel). And the reason given is suitable to this meaning: "For ye are not under law" (which, while it makes sin sinful and exacts its full penalty, imparts no power to overcome it), "but under grace" (which does communicate such power). Thus understanding the verse, we see the distinction between βασιλευέτω in ver. 12 and κυριεύσει here. In ver. 12 we are exhorted not to let sin reign; we are to own no allegiance to it as a king whose rule we must obey. But it still will try to usurp lordship over us - in vain, however, if we resist the usurpation: οὑ κυριεύσει ἡμῶν. The sense thus given to the verse is what its own language and the previous context suggest. But ver. 15, which follows, suggests a different meaning. "What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace?" Such a question could not arise on the statement of the preceding verse, if its meaning were understood to be that grace will enable us to avoid sin; it rather supposes the meaning that grace condones sin. Hence, in ver. 15 at least, a different aspect of the difference between being under law and being under grace seems evidently to come in; namely, this - that the principle of law is to exact complete obedience to its behests; but the principle of grace is to accept faith in lieu of complete obedience. If, then, ἁμαρτία ὑμῶν οὐ κυριεύσει in ver. 14 is to be understood in agreement with this idea, it must mean, "Sin, though it still infects you, shall not lord it over you so as to bring you into condemnation." Calvin has a good note on the verse. He allows the first of the expositions of it given above to be "una quae caeteris prohabilius sustineri queat." But he thinks that ver. 15, following, requires the other, and he concludes thus: "Vult enim nos consolari apostolus, ne animis fatiscamus in studio bene agendi, propterea quod multas imperfectiones adhuc in nobis sentiamus. Uteunque enim peccati aculeis vexemut, non petest tamen nos subigere, quia Spiritu Dei superiores reddimur: deinde in gratia constituti, sumus liberati a rigida Legis exactione." It may be that the apostle, when he wrote ver. 14, meant what the previous context suggests, but passed on in ver. 15 to the other idea in view of the way in which his words might be understood. In what follows next (vers. 15-23) is introduced the second illustration (see former note), drawn from the human relations between masters and slaves. It comes in by way of meeting the supposed abuse of the statement of ver. 14; but it serves as a further proof of the general position that is being upheld. The word κυριεύσει in ver. 14 suggests this particular illustration. We being under grace, it had been said, sin will not be our master, whence the inference was supposed to be drawn that we may sin with impunity, and without thereby subjecting ourselves to the mastery of sin. Nay, it is replied, but it will be our master, if in practice we consent to be its servants.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For sin shall not have dominion over you,.... It has dominion over God's people in a state of unregeneracy: and after conversion it is still in them, and has great power oftentimes to hinder that which is good, and to effect that which is evil; it entices and ensnares, and brings into captivity, and seems as though it would regain its dominion, and reign again, but it shall not. This is not a precept, exhortation, or admonition, as before, though some read it as such, "let not sin have dominion over you"; nor does it express merely what ought not to be, but what cannot, and shall not be; it is an absolute promise, that sin shall not have the dominion over believers; and respects not acts of sin, but the principle of sin; and means not its damning power, though that is took away, but its tyrannical, governing power: "it shall not lord it over you", as the words may be rendered; for in regeneration, sin is dethroned; Christ enters as Lord, and continues to be so; saints are in another kingdom, the kingdom of Christ and grace; could sin reign again over them, they might be lost and perish, which they never can: now this is a noble argument why saints should use their members as weapons of righteousness for God and against sin; since they are sure of being conquerors, and are secure from the tyrannical government of sin over them. The Jewish doctors say (x), there are three persons, , "over whom the evil imagination", or "sin, had not the dominion"; and these are they, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but these are not the only persons, for all Abraham's spiritual seed, all that are of the faith of Abraham, enjoy the same favour: the reason of this is,

for ye are not under the law; by which is meant, not the law of nature; nor the civil law of the Jews; nor their ceremonial law; but either the law of sin, as a governing principle; or rather the moral law: this they were under, so as to obey it, but not in order to obtain righteousness by it; or as forced to obey it by its threats and terrors; they were not under its rigorous exaction; nor under its curse and condemnation; nor as irritating sin, and causing it to abound; or as a covenant of works:

but under grace; under the covenant of grace, and in the enjoyment of the blessings of it; under the Gospel, and the dispensation of it, which leads and teaches men to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts; under and in the possession of the grace of justification and pardon, which strongly influence to righteousness and holiness; and under regenerating and sanctifying grace as a reigning governing principle in the soul. The apostle's view in this is, to affect the saints with their present privilege, and to engage them in a cheerful conflict with sin, and to stir up in them an abhorrence of living in it.

(x) T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 17. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. For Sin shall not have dominion over you—as the slaves of a tyrant lord.

for ye are not under the law, but under grace—The force of this glorious assurance can only be felt by observing the grounds on which it rests. To be "under the law" is, first, to be under its claim to entire obedience; and so, next under its curse for the breach of these. And as all power to obey can reach the sinner only through Grace, of which the law knows nothing, it follows that to be "under the law" is, finally, to be shut up under an inability to keep it, and consequently to be the helpless slave of sin. On the other hand, to be "under grace," is to be under the glorious canopy and saving effects of that "grace which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (see on [2205]Ro 5:20, 21). The curse of the law has been completely lifted from off them; they are made "the righteousness of God in Him"; and they are "alive unto God through Jesus Christ." So that, as when they were "under the law," Sin could not but have dominion over them, so now that they are "under grace," Sin cannot but be subdued under them. If before, Sin resistlessly triumphed, Grace will now be more than conqueror.

Romans 6:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
13and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Cross References
John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:17
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Romans 5:18
Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.

Romans 5:21
so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:12
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

Romans 7:4
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Romans 7:6
But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Romans 8:2
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:12
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation--but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.

Galatians 4:21
Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says?

Galatians 5:18
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Treasury of Scripture

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

sin.

Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should …

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free …

Psalm 130:7,8 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and …

Micah 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion on us; he will subdue …

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: …

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel …

for ye.

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Romans 7:4-11 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body …

Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up to the …

Galatians 4:4,5,21 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

Galatians 5:18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

under.

Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under …

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the …

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through …

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is …

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:6-9 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of …

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