Romans 6:2
New International Version
By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

New Living Translation
Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?

English Standard Version
By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Berean Study Bible
By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?

Berean Literal Bible
Never may it be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

New American Standard Bible
May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

King James Bible
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Christian Standard Bible
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Contemporary English Version
No, we should not! If we are dead to sin, how can we go on sinning?

Good News Translation
Certainly not! We have died to sin--how then can we go on living in it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

International Standard Version
Of course not! How can we who died as far as sin is concerned go on living in it?

NET Bible
Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

New Heart English Bible
May it never be. We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God forbid! For those of us who have died to sin, how shall we live in it again?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's unthinkable! As far as sin is concerned, we have died. So how can we still live under sin's influence?

New American Standard 1977
May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
No, in no wise. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein?

King James 2000 Bible
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in it?

American King James Version
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

American Standard Version
God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?

Douay-Rheims Bible
God forbid. For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?

Darby Bible Translation
Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?

English Revised Version
God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?

Webster's Bible Translation
By no means: how shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Weymouth New Testament
No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?

World English Bible
May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?

Young's Literal Translation
let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
Study Bible
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
1What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2Absolutely not! 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?…
Cross References
Luke 20:16
He will come and kill those tenants, and will give the vineyard to others." And when the people heard this, they said, "May such a thing never happen!"

Romans 6:11
So you too must count yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:15
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law, but under grace? By no means!

Romans 7:4
Therefore, my brothers, 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 to God.

Romans 7:6
But now, having died to what bound us, we have been released from the Law, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Galatians 2:19
For through the Law I died to the Law so that I might live to God.

Galatians 6:14
But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Colossians 2:20
If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations:

Colossians 3:3
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

1 Peter 2:24
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. "By His stripes you are healed."

1 Peter 4:2
Consequently, he does not live out his remaining time on earth for human passions, but for the will of God.

Treasury of Scripture

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

God.

Romans 3:1-4:25
What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? …

How.

Genesis 39:9
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Psalm 119:104
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

1 John 3:9
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

dead.

Romans 6:5-11
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: …

Romans 5:11
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Romans 7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

live.

2 Corinthians 5:14-17
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: …

1 Peter 1:14
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1 Peter 4:1-3
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; …







Lexicon
Absolutely not!
γένοιτο (genoito)
Verb - Aorist Optative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

How {can we}
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

who
οἵτινες (hoitines)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

died
ἀπεθάνομεν (apethanomen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

to sin
ἁμαρτίᾳ (hamartia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

live
ζήσομεν (zēsomen)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

it
αὐτῇ (autē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

any longer?
ἔτι (eti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2089: (a) of time: still, yet, even now, (b) of degree: even, further, more, in addition. Perhaps akin to etos; 'yet, ' still.
(2) That are dead.--Rather, that died. It is well to bear in mind Dr. Lightfoot's remarks on the importance of keeping the strict aorist sense as opposed to that of the perfect (i.e., the single past action as opposed to the prolonged or continued action) in passages such as this. "St. Paul regards this change--from sin to righteousness, from bondage to freedom, from death to life--as summed up in one definite act of the past; potentially to all men in our Lord's passion and resurrection, actually to each individual man when he accepts Christ, is baptised into Christ. Then he is made righteous by being incorporated into Christ's righteousness, he dies once for all to sin, he lives henceforth for ever to God. This is his ideal. Practically, we know that the death to sin and the life to righteousness are inchoate, imperfect, gradual, meagerly realised even by the most saintly men in this life; but St. Paul sets the matter in this ideal light to force upon the consciences of his hearers the fact that an entire change came over them when they became Christians--that the knowledge and the grace then vouchsafed to them did not leave them where they were--that they are not, and cannot be, their former selves--and that it is a contradiction of their very being to sin any more. It is the definiteness, the absoluteness of this change, considered as an historical crisis, which forms the central idea of St. Paul's teaching, and which the aorist marks. We cannot, therefore, afford to obscure this idea by disregarding the distinctions of grammar; yet in our English version it is a mere chance whether in such cases the aorist is translated as an aorist" (On Revision, p. 85). These remarks will form the best possible commentary upon the passage before us. It may be only well to add that the change between the position of the first Christians and our own involves a certain change in the application of what was originally said with reference to them. Baptism is not now the tremendous crisis that it was then. The ideal of Christian life then assumed is more distinctly an ideal. It has a much less definite hold upon the imagination and the will. But it ought not therefore to be any the less binding upon the Christian. He should work towards it, if he cannot work from it, in the spirit of Philippians 3:12-14.

It would be well for the reader to note at once the corrections suggested in the rendering of this verse by Dr. Lightfoot's criticism:--In Romans 6:4, "we were buried" for "we are buried;" in Romans 6:6, "the old man was crucified" for "is crucified;" in Romans 6:8, "if we died" for "if we be dead."

Verse 2. - God forbid! (Μὴ γένοιτο: St. Paul's usual way of rejecting an idea indignantly). We who (οἵτινες, with its proper meaning of being such as) died (not, as in the Authorized Version, "are dead." The reference is to the time of baptism, as appears from what follows) to sin, how shall we live any longer therein! The idea of dying to sin in the sense of having done with it, is found also in Macrob., 'Somn. Scip.,' 1:13 (quoted by Meyer), "Mori etiam dicitur, cum anima adhuc in corpora constituta corporeas illecebras philosophia docente contemnit et cupiditatum dulces insidias reliquasque omnes exuit passiones." 6:1,2 The apostle is very full in pressing the necessity of holiness. He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that connexion between justification and holiness are inseparable. Let the thought be abhorred, of continuing in sin that grace may abound. True believers are dead to sin, therefore they ought not to follow it. No man can at the same time be both dead and alive. He is a fool who, desiring to be dead unto sin, thinks he may live in it.
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