Romans 6:2
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New International Version
By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

New Living Translation
Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?

English Standard Version
By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

New American Standard Bible
May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

King James Bible
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

International Standard Version
Of course not! How can we who died as far as sin is concerned go on living in it?

NET Bible
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God forbid! For those of us who have died to sin, how shall we live in it again?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's unthinkable! As far as sin is concerned, we have died. So how can we still live under sin's influence?

Jubilee Bible 2000
No, in no wise. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein?

King James 2000 Bible
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it?

American King James Version
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

American Standard Version
God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?

Douay-Rheims Bible
God forbid. For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?

Darby Bible Translation
Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?

English Revised Version
God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?

Webster's Bible Translation
By no means: how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Weymouth New Testament
No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?

World English Bible
May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?

Young's Literal Translation
let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1,2 The apostle is very full in pressing the necessity of holiness. He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that connexion between justification and holiness are inseparable. Let the thought be abhorred, of continuing in sin that grace may abound. True believers are dead to sin, therefore they ought not to follow it. No man can at the same time be both dead and alive. He is a fool who, desiring to be dead unto sin, thinks he may live in it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - God forbid! (Μὴ γένοιτο: St. Paul's usual way of rejecting an idea indignantly). We who (οἵτινες, with its proper meaning of being such as) died (not, as in the Authorized Version, "are dead." The reference is to the time of baptism, as appears from what follows) to sin, how shall we live any longer therein! The idea of dying to sin in the sense of having done with it, is found also in Macrob., 'Somn. Scip.,' 1:13 (quoted by Meyer), "Mori etiam dicitur, cum anima adhuc in corpora constituta corporeas illecebras philosophia docente contemnit et cupiditatum dulces insidias reliquasque omnes exuit passiones."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

God forbid,.... By which he expresses his abhorrence of such a practice, and that this was a consequence which did not follow from the premises, and was far enough from his thoughts, and which he had in the greatest detestation: and he further argues against it by asking,

how shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? There is a death for sin, a death in sin, and a death to sin; the latter is here mentioned, and persons may be said to be "dead to sin", both as justified and sanctified: justified persons are dead to sin, inasmuch as that is not imputed to them to condemnation and death; they are discharged from it; it cannot hurt them, or exert its damning power over them; it is crucified, abolished, and made an end of by Christ: sanctified persons are dead to sin; sin is not made their business, it is not their course of life; it is no longer a pleasure to them, but is loathsome and abominable; it is looked upon, not as a friend, but an enemy; it does not reign, it has not the dominion over them; it is subdued in them, and its power weakened; and as to the members of the flesh, and deeds of the body, it is mortified: to live in sin, is to live after the dictates of corrupt nature; and persons may be said to live in it, when they give up themselves to it, are bent upon it; when sin is their life, they delight in it, make it their work and business, and the whole course of their life is sinful: now those who are dead to sin, cannot thus live in it, though sin may live in them; they may fall into sin, and lie in it some time, yet they cannot live in it: living in sin, is not only unbecoming the grace of God revealed in the Gospel, but is contrary to it; it is detestable to gracious minds, yea, it seems impossible they should live in it; which is suggested by this question, "how shall we?" &c. The thing is impracticable: for, for a gracious soul to live in sin, would be to die again, to become dead in sin, which cannot be; he that lives and believes in Christ shall never die, spiritually or eternally.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. God forbid—"That be far from us"; the instincts of the new creature revolting at the thought.

How shall we, that are dead, &c.—literally, and more forcibly, "We who died to sin (as presently to be explained), how shall we live any longer therein?"

Romans 6:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 3Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?…
Cross References
Luke 20:16
He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "God forbid!"

Romans 6:11
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:15
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!

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.

Galatians 2:19
"For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.

Galatians 6:14
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Colossians 2:20
Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:

Colossians 3:3
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

1 Peter 2:24
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed."

1 Peter 4:2
As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
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Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

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