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Romans 6:18

    Romans 6:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And being made free from sin you have been made the servants of righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

    World English Bible

    Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

    Definitions for Romans 6:18

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 6:18

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 6:18

    "Being then made free from sin." That is, as a master. You are not under its dominion; you are no longer its slaves. They were made free, as a servant is who is set at liberty, and who is, therefore, no longer under obligation to obey.

    Ye became the servants ... - You became voluntarily under the dominion of righteousness; you yielded yourselves to it; and are therefore bound to be holy; compare the note at John 8:32.