Romans 6:3
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New International Version
Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

New Living Translation
Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death?

English Standard Version
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Berean Study Bible
Or aren't you aware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Berean Literal Bible
Or are you unaware that as many as have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

New American Standard Bible
Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

King James Bible
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

International Standard Version
Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into union with the Messiah Jesus were baptized into his death?

NET Bible
Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

New Heart English Bible
Or do you not know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Or do you not know that those of us who were baptized into Yeshua The Messiah were baptized into his death?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

New American Standard 1977
Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Know ye not that all of us that are baptized into Jesus the Christ are baptized into his death?

King James 2000 Bible
Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

American King James Version
Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

American Standard Version
Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know you not that all we, who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death?

Darby Bible Translation
Are you ignorant that we, as many as have been baptised unto Christ Jesus, have been baptised unto his death?

English Revised Version
Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Webster's Bible Translation
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death?

Weymouth New Testament
And do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

World English Bible
Or don't you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

Young's Literal Translation
are ye ignorant that we, as many as were baptized to Christ Jesus, to his death were baptized?
Study Bible
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
2By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer? 3Or aren’t you aware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4We therefore were buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.…
Cross References
Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8:16
For the Holy Spirit had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

Acts 19:5
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

1 Corinthians 10:2
They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

Galatians 3:27
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Know.

Romans 6:16 Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, …

Romans 7:1 Know you not, brothers, (for I speak to them that know the law,) …

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit …

1 Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens …

1 Corinthians 6:2,3,9,15,16,19 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the …

1 Corinthians 9:13,24 Do you not know that they which minister about holy things live of …

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

Judges 4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.

as were. or, as are.

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not …

were.

Romans 6:4,5,8 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like …

1 Corinthians 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead …

Galatians 2:20,21 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

(3) Know ye not.--It should be as in the Greek, Or know ye not. Do you not admit this principle; or am I to suppose that you are ignorant? &c.

Were baptized into Jesus Christ--i.e., "into communion with Him and incorporation in His mystical body" (Ellicott on Galatians 3:27). "As many of you as have been baptised in Christ have put on Christ." Your baptism signified an intimately close and indissoluble attachment to Christ.

Were baptized into his death.--And this attachment had a special relation to His death. It involved a communion or fellowship with His death. This fellowship is ethical, i.e., it implies a moral conduct corresponding to that relation to Christ which it assumes.

Why has baptism this special connection with the death of Christ? In the first place, the death of Christ is the central and cardinal fact of the Christian scheme. It is specially related to justification, and justification proceeds from faith, which is ratified in baptism. In the second place, the symbolism of baptism was such as naturally to harmonise with the symbolism of death. It was the final close of one period, and the beginning of another--the complete stripping off of the past and putting on of the "new man."

Verse 3. - Or know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death! η}, if taken in the sense of "or," at the beginning of ver. 3, will be understood if we put what is meant thus: Do you not know that we have all died to sin? Or are you really ignorant of what your very baptism meant? But cf. Romans 7:1, where the same expression occurs, and where η} appears only to imply a question. The expression βαππτίζεσθαι εἰς οξξυρσ also in 1 Corinthians 10:2 and Galatians 3:27; in the first of these texts with reference to the Israelites and Moses. It denotes the entering by baptism into close union with a person, coming to belong to him, so as to be in a sense identified with him. In Galatians 3:27 being baptized into Christ is understood as implying putting him on (ἐνεδύσασθε) The phrases, βαπτιξεῖν ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι, or ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι, or εἰς τὸ ὄνομα, were understood to imply the same idea, though not so plainly expressing it. Thus St. Paul rejoiced that he had not himself baptized many at Corinth, lest it might have been said that he had baptized them into his own name (εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα), i.e. into such connection with himself as baptism implied with Christ alone. Doubtless in the instruction which preceded baptism this significance of the sacrament would be explained. And if "into Christ," then "into his death." "In Christum, inquam, totum, adeoque in mortem ejus baptizatur" (Bengel). The whole experience of Christ was understood to have its counterpart in those who were baptized into him; in them was understood a death to sin, corresponding to his actual death. This, too, would form part of the instruction of catechumens. St. Paul often presses it as what he conceives to be well understood; and in subsequent verses of this chapter he further explains what he means. Know ye not that so many of us as, You must know this, you cannot be ignorant of it, that whoever

were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death: and therefore must be dead to sin, and consequently ought not to live, nor can they live in sin. This does not suppose, that some of this church were baptized persons, and others not; but that some might be baptized in water who were not baptized into Christ: there is a difference between being baptized in water in the name of Christ, and being baptized into Christ, which believers in their baptism are; by which is meant, not a being brought by it into union with Christ, which is either secretly from eternity, or openly at conversion, and both before the baptism of true believers; nor a being brought by it into the mystical body of Christ the church, for this also is before it; but rather it designs a being baptized, or a being brought by baptism into more communion with Christ, into a participation of his grace and benefits; or into the doctrine of Christ, and a more distinct knowledge of it: the power of which they feel upon their hearts, and so have really believed in Christ, heartily love him, and make a sincere profession of him; though rather the true meaning of the phrase "baptized into Christ", I take to be, is to be baptized purely for the sake of Christ, in imitation of him, who has set us an example, and because baptism is an ordinance of his; it is to submit to it with a view to his glory, to testify our affection for him, and subjection to him, without laying any stress or dependence on it for salvation; such who are thus baptized, are "baptized into his death"; they not only resemble Christ in his sufferings and death, by being immersed in water, but they declare their faith in the death of Christ, and also share in the benefits of his death; such as peace, pardon, righteousness, and atonement: now this proves, that such persons are dead to sin, who are so baptized; for by the death of Christ, into which they are baptized, they are justified from sin; by the death of Christ, their old man is crucified, and the body of sin destroyed; besides, believers in baptism profess themselves to be dead to sin and the world, and their baptism is an obligation upon them to live unto righteousness. 3. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ—compare 1Co 10:2.

were baptized into his death?—sealed with the seal of heaven, and as it were formally entered and articled, to all the benefits and all the obligations of Christian discipleship in general, and of His death in particular. And since He was "made sin" and "a curse for us" (2Co 5:21; Ga 5:13), "bearing our sins in His own body on the tree," and "rising again for our justification" (Ro 4:25; 1Pe 2:24), our whole sinful case and condition, thus taken up into His Person, has been brought to an end in His death. Whoso, then, has been baptized into Christ's death has formally surrendered the whole state and life of sin, as in Christ a dead thing. He has sealed himself to be not only "the righteousness of God in Him," but "a new creature"; and as he cannot be in Christ to the one effect and not to the other, for they are one thing, he has bidden farewell, by baptism into Christ's death, to his entire connection with sin. "How," then, "can he live any longer therein?" The two things are as contradictory in the fact as they are in the terms.6:3-10 Baptism teaches the necessity of dying to sin, and being as it were buried from all ungodly and unholy pursuits, and of rising to walk with God in newness of life. Unholy professors may have had the outward sign of a death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness, but they never passed from the family of Satan to that of God. The corrupt nature, called the old man, because derived from our first father Adam, is crucified with Christ, in every true believer, by the grace derived from the cross. It is weakened and in a dying state, though it yet struggles for life, and even for victory. But the whole body of sin, whatever is not according to the holy law of God, must be done away, so that the believer may no more be the slave of sin, but live to God, and find happiness in his service.
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