Romans 6:22
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New International Version
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

New Living Translation
But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.

English Standard Version
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

New American Standard Bible
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

King James Bible
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now, since you have been liberated from sin and have become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctification--and the end is eternal life!

International Standard Version
But now that you have been freed from sin and have become God's slaves, the benefit you reap is sanctification, and the result is eternal life.

NET Bible
But now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now because you have been freed from sin and you are Servants to God, your fruit is holy, for the result of those things is eternal life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now you have been freed from sin and have become God's slaves. This results in a holy life and, finally, in everlasting life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now freed from sin and made slaves to God, ye have as your fruit sanctification and as the end, everlasting life.

King James 2000 Bible
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

American King James Version
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

American Standard Version
But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end life everlasting.

Darby Bible Translation
But *now*, having got your freedom from sin, and having become bondmen to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end eternal life.

English Revised Version
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now being made free from sin, and having become servants to God, ye have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Weymouth New Testament
But now that you have been set free from the tyranny of Sin, and have become the bondservants of God, you have your reward in being made holy, and you have the Life of the Ages as the final result.

World English Bible
But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, having been freed from the sin, and having become servants to God, ye have your fruit -- to sanctification, and the end life age-during;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:21-23 The pleasure and profit of sin do not deserve to be called fruit. Sinners are but ploughing iniquity, sowing vanity, and reaping the same. Shame came into the world with sin, and is still the certain effect of it. The end of sin is death. Though the way may seem pleasant and inviting, yet it will be bitterness in the latter end. From this condemnation the believer is set at liberty, when made free from sin. If the fruit is unto holiness, if there is an active principle of true and growing grace, the end will be everlasting life; a very happy end! Though the way is up-hill, though it is narrow, thorny, and beset, yet everlasting life at the end of it is sure. The gift of God is eternal life. And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ purchased it, prepared it, prepares us for it, preserves us to it; he is the All in all in our salvation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,.... In what sense regenerate persons are free from sin, and are become the servants of God, has been observed already; the consequence of which is, that such have their

fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life: holiness is a fruit of freedom from the bondage of sin, and of serving God; holiness begun in regeneration, calling, and conversion, is a fruit of the Spirit; a course of living righteously is a fruit of holiness, as a principle implanted; a gradual increase in holiness is carried on by the Spirit of God in a course of righteousness; and a course of righteousness, from a principle of grace, issues in perfect holiness; "without which no man shall see the Lord" Hebrews 12:14: here it seems to design, that holiness is fruit, or that which is gain and profit to persons, in opposition to sin, in which there is no profit: it is not indeed profitable to God in point of merit; yet holiness, as a principle of grace, is profitable to the saints in point of meetness for glory; and holiness, as it denotes an external course of life, is useful and profitable on many accounts; hereby God is glorified, the doctrine of Christ is adorned, religion is honoured and recommended, our own credit, reputation, and peace, are preserved, and our neighbour's good promoted.

And the end is everlasting life: as sin issues, if grace prevent not, in everlasting death; holiness issues in eternal life, not by way of merit, but of free gift.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. But now—as if to get away from such a subject were unspeakable relief.

being made free from Sin, and become servants to God—in the absolute sense intended throughout all this passage.

ye have—not "ought to have," but "do have," in point of fact.

your fruit unto holiness—"sanctification," as in Ro 6:19; meaning that permanently holy state and character which is built up out of the whole "fruits of righteousness," which believers successively bring forth. They "have their fruit" unto this, that is, all going towards this blessed result.

and the end everlasting life—as the final state of the justified believer; the beatific experience not only of complete exemption from the fall with all its effects, but of the perfect life of acceptance with God, and conformity to His likeness, of unveiled access to Him, and ineffable fellowship with Him through all duration.

Romans 6:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Wages of Sin
21Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. 22But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Cross References
John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Romans 6:18
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

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 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.

1 Corinthians 7:22
For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord's freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ's slave.

Hebrews 12:14
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 1:9
for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 2:16
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.
Treasury of Scripture

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

But now.

Romans 6:14,18 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the …

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

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

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, …

Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty …

become.

Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind …

Genesis 50:17 So shall you say to Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass …

Job 1:8 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that …

Psalm 86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O you my God, save your servant …

Psalm 143:12 And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict …

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

Daniel 3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, …

Daniel 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to …

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …

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

Revelation 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, What are these which …

ye have.

Psalm 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat …

John 15:2,16 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

and the end.

Romans 6:21 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? …

Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part …

Psalm 37:37,38 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that …

Matthew 13:40,43 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall …

Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, …

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous …

John 4:36 And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: …

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