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Romans 6:8

    Romans 6:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if we are dead with Christ, we have faith that we will be living with him;

    Webster's Revision

    But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;

    World English Bible

    But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 6:8

    Now if we be dead with Christ - According to what is stated in the preceding verses. See particularly on the 5th verse (Romans 6:5 (note)).

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 6:8

    This passage is a confirmation and illustration of what the apostle had said before, Romans 6:5-7. The argument is, that as Christ was once dead but now lives to God, and will no more die, so we, being dead to sin, but living unto God, should not obey sin, but should live only to God.

    Romans 6:8

    Now if we be dead with Christ - If we be dead in a manner similar to what he was; if we are made dead to sin by his work, as he was dead in the grave; see the note at Romans 6:4.

    We believe - All Christians. It is an article of our faith. This does not refer to the future world so much as to the present. It becomes an article of our belief that we are to live with Christ.

    That we shall also live with him - This does not refer primarily to the resurrection, and to the future state, but to the present. "We hold it as an article of our faith, that we shall be alive with Christ." As he was raised up from death, so we shall be raised from the death of sin. As he lives, so we shall live in holiness. We are in fact raised up here, and, as it were, made alive to him. This is not confined, however, to the present life, but as Christ lives forever, so the apostle goes on to show that we shall.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 6:8

    6:8 Dead with Christ - Conformed to his death, by dying to sin.