Romans 6:18
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New Living Translation
Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:18 Being then set free from sin - We may see the apostles method thus far at one view: - Chap. Ver.
1. Bondage to sin Ro 3:9
2. The knowledge of sin by the law; a sense of God's wrath; inward death Ro 3:20
3. The revelation of the righteousness of God in Christ through the gospel Ro 3:21
4. The centre of all, faith, embracing that righteousness Ro 3:22
5. Justification, whereby God forgives all past sin, and freely accepts the sinner Ro 3:24
6. The gift of the Holy Ghost; a sense of Ro 5:5, God's love new inward life Ro 6:4
7. The free service of righteousness Ro 6:12

Romans 6:18 Parallel Commentaries

Address on Easter Eve
"We were buried, therefore, with Him through baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life."--ROM. VI. 4. "I delivered unto you, among the first things, that . . . He was buried."--I COR. XV. 3, 4. St. Paul lays extraordinary and, at first sight, inexplicable stress, on the fact of our Lord's Burial. It is certainly strange that, in the second of these two texts, he mentions it as constituting, along with the
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis

Twentieth Day. Holiness and Liberty.
Being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness: now present your members as servants of righteousness unto sanctification. Now being made free from sin, and become servants unto God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.'--Rom. vi. 18, 19, 22. 'Our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus.'--Gal. ii. 4. 'With freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.'--Gal. v. 1. There is no possession more
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

Love of Religion, a New Nature.
"If we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him."--Romans vi. 8. To be dead with Christ, is to hate and turn from sin; and to live with Him, is to have our hearts and minds turned towards God and Heaven. To be dead to sin, is to feel a disgust at it. We know what is meant by disgust. Take, for instance, the case of a sick man, when food of a certain kind is presented to him,--and there is no doubt what is meant by disgust. Consider how certain scents, which are too
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

'The Form of Teaching'
... Ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.'--ROMANS vi. 17. There is room for difference of opinion as to what Paul precisely means by 'form' here. The word so rendered appears in English as type, and has a similar variety of meaning. It signifies originally a mark made by pressure or impact; and then, by natural transitions, a mould, or more generally a pattern or example, and then the copy of such an example or pattern, or the cast from such a mould.
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Cross References
Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,

John 8:32
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Romans 6:22
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.

Romans 8:2
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

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