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

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Being then made free from sin - Ελευθερωθεντες is a term that refers to the manumission of a slave. They were redeemed from the slavery of sin, and became the servants of righteousness. Here is another prosopopoeia: both sin and righteousness are personified: sin can enjoin no good and profitable work; righteousness can require none that is unjust or injurious.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

made.

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

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 of our enemies might serve him without fear...

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 made free, use it rather...

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

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: but by you only will we make mention of your name.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

Library
May 6. "Reckon Ye Also Yourselves to be Alive unto God" (Rom. vi. 11).
"Reckon ye also yourselves to be alive unto God" (Rom. vi. 11). Death is but for a moment. Life is forevermore. Live, then, ye children of the resurrection, on His glorious life, more and more abundantly, and the fulness of your life will repel the intrusion of self and sin, and overcome evil with good, and your existence will be, not the dreary repression of your own struggling, but the springing tide of Christ's spontaneous overcoming life. Once in a religious meeting a dear brother gave us a most
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

August 7. "Knowing this that Our Old Man is Crucified" (Rom. vi. 6).
"Knowing this that our old man is crucified" (Rom. vi. 6). It is purely a matter of faith, and faith and sight always differ, so that to your senses it does not seem to be so, but your faith must still reckon it so. This is a very difficult attitude to hold, and only as we thoroughly believe God can we thus reckon upon His Word and His working, but as we do so, faith will convert it into fact, and it will be even so. These two words, "yield" and "reckon," are passwords into the resurrection life.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Death to Sin through Christ
"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."-Romans 6:11. THE connection of this passage will help us to understand its meaning. Near the close of the previous chapter Paul had said, "The law entered that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord." He speaks here of
Charles G. Finney—Sermons on Gospel Themes

Baptism --A Burial
I do not understand Paul to say that if improper persons, such as unbelievers, and hypocrites, and deceivers, are baptized they are baptized into our Lord's death. He says "so many of us," putting himself with the rest of the children of God. He intends such as are entitled to baptism, and come to it with their hearts in a right state. Of them he says, "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?" He does not even intend to say that those who were
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 27: 1881

Cross References
Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,

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 of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

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.

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