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Romans 6:10

    Romans 6:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For in that he died, he died to sin once: but in that he lives, he lives to God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the death that he died, he died unto sin once: but the life that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For his death was a death to sin, but his life now is a life which he is living to God.

    Webster's Revision

    For the death that he died, he died unto sin once: but the life that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

    World English Bible

    For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the death that he died, he died unto sin once: but the life that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 6:10

    He died unto sin once - On this clause Rosenmuller speaks thus: "Τῃ ἁμαρτιᾳ απεθανεν εφαπαξ· propter peccatum mortuus est semel, et quidem misera morte. Τῃ ἁμαρτιᾳ , i.e. ὑπερ της ἁμαρτιας, ad expianda peccata; res ipsa docet aliter homines αποθνησκειν τῃ ἁμαρτιᾳ, aliter Christum: amat Paulus parallelismum, in quo interpretando multa cautione opus est." "He died unto sin once: i.e. he died on account of sin, and truly a miserable death. Τῃ ἁμαρτιᾳ, is the same as ὑπερ της ἁμαρτιας, for the expiation of sin. Common sense teaches us that men die to sin in one sense; Christ in another: St. Paul loves parallelisms, in the interpretation of which there is need of much caution." From the whole scope of the apostle's discourse it is plain that he considers the death of Christ as a death or sacrifice for sin; a sin-offering: in this sense no man has ever died for sin, or ever can die.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 6:10

    For in that he died - For in respect to the design of his death.

    He died unto sin - His death had respect to sin. The design of his death was to destroy sin; to make an atonement for it, and thus to put it away. As his death was designed to effect this, so it follows that Christians being baptized into his death, and having it as their object to destroy sin, should not indulge in it. The whole force of the motive; therefore, drawn from the death of Christ, is to induce Christians to forsake sin; compare 2 Corinthians 5:15, "And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth, live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them and rose again."

    Once - ἐφάπαξ ephapax. Once only; once for all. This is an adverb denying a repetition (Schleusner), and implies that it will not be done again; compare Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 10:10. The argument of the apostle rests much on this, that his death was once for all; that it would not be repeated.

    In that he liveth - The object, the design of his living. He aims with his living power to promote the glory of God.

    Unto God - He seeks to promote his glory. The argument of Paul is this: Christians by their profession are united to him. They are bound to imitate him. As he now lives only to advance the glory of God; as all his mighty power, now that he is raised from the dead, and elevated to his throne in heaven, is exerted to promote his glory; so should their powers, being raised from the death of sin, be exerted to promote the glory of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 6:10

    6:10 He died to sin - To atone for and abolish it. He liveth unto God - A glorious eternal life, such as we shall live also.

    Verses Related to Romans 6:10

    Hebrews 12:1 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
    Ephesians 4:22 - That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
    Book: Romans
    Topic: Sin