Romans 6:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

New Living Translation
Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

English Standard Version
and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

Berean Study Bible
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Berean Literal Bible
And having been set free from sin, you have become slaves to righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

King James Bible
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.

International Standard Version
And since you have been freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.

NET Bible
and having been freed from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when you were freed from sin you became Servants to righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Freed from sin, you were made slaves who do what God approves of.

New American Standard 1977
and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and freed from sin, ye are become the slaves of righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.

American King James Version
Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.

American Standard Version
and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being then freed from sin, we have been made servants of justice.

Darby Bible Translation
Now, having got your freedom from sin, ye have become bondmen to righteousness.

English Revised Version
and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament
You were set free from the tyranny of Sin, and became the bondservants of Righteousness--

World English Bible
Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
and having been freed from the sin, ye became servants to the righteousness.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:16-20 Every man is the servant of the master to whose commands he yields himself; whether it be the sinful dispositions of his heart, in actions which lead to death, or the new and spiritual obedience implanted by regeneration. The apostle rejoiced now they obeyed from the heart the gospel, into which they were delivered as into a mould. As the same metal becomes a new vessel, when melted and recast in another mould, so the believer has become a new creature. And there is great difference in the liberty of mind and spirit, so opposite to the state of slavery, which the true Christian has in the service of his rightful Lord, whom he is enabled to consider as his Father, and himself as his son and heir, by the adoption of grace. The dominion of sin consists in being willingly slaves thereto, not in being harassed by it as a hated power, struggling for victory. Those who now are the servants of God, once were the slaves of sin.
Study Bible
The Wages of Sin
17But thanks be to God that, though you once were slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were committed. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to escalating wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.…
Cross References
Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed,

John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Romans 6:22
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life.

Romans 8:2
For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Treasury of Scripture

Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.

made.

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the …

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of …

Psalm 119:32,45 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart…

Luke 1:74,75 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand …

John 8:32,36 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…

1 Corinthians 7:21,22 Are you called being a servant? care not for it: but if you may be …

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, …

servants.

Romans 6:19,20,22 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh…

Isaiah 26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: …

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue …

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