Romans 6:20
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New International Version
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.

New Living Translation
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right.

English Standard Version
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Berean Study Bible
For when you were slaves to sin, you were free of obligation to righteousness.

Berean Literal Bible
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

King James Bible
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from allegiance to righteousness.

International Standard Version
For when you were slaves of sin, you were "free" as far as righteousness was concerned.

NET Bible
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness.

New Heart English Bible
For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For when you became Servants of sin, you became free from righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from doing what God approves of.

New American Standard 1977
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For being previously the slaves of sin, now ye have been made the slaves of righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.

American King James Version
For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.

American Standard Version
For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when you were the servants of sin, you were free men to justice.

Darby Bible Translation
For when ye were bondmen of sin ye were free from righteousness.

English Revised Version
For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament
For when you were the bondservants of sin, you were under no sort of subjection to Righteousness.

World English Bible
For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
for when ye were servants of the sin, ye were free from 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
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. 20For when you were slaves to sin, you were free of obligation to righteousness. 21What fruit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? The outcome of those things is death.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?
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