Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.

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BIBLE: ROMANS - Chapter 6

CHAPTER VI.

The Christian must die to sin, and live to God.

1 What shall we say, then? shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. For how shall we that are dead to sin, *live any longer therein?

3 Know you not that all we, who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death?

4 *For we are buried together with him by baptism unto death: that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, **so we also may walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, in like manner we shall be also of his resurrection.

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin may be destroyed, and that we may serve sin no longer.

7 For he that is dead, is justified from sin.

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

9 Knowing that Christ rising again from the dead, dieth now no more, death shall no more have dominion over him.

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

11 So do you also reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

12 Let not sin, therefore, reign in your mortal body, so as to obey the lusts thereof.

13 *Neither yield ye your members as instruments of iniquity unto sin: but present yourselves to God as those that are alive from the dead: and your members as instruments of justice unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 *Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are whom you obey, whether it be of sin unto death, or of obedience unto justice.

17 But thanks be to God, that you were the servants of sin, but have obeyed from the heart, unto that form of doctrine, into which you have been delivered.

18 Being then freed from sin, you are become the servants of justice.

19 I speak a human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness, and iniquity, unto iniquity: so now yield your members to serve justice unto sanctification.

20 For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from justice.

21 What fruit, therefore, had you then in those things, of which you are now ashamed? For the end of them is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, everlasting life, in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

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2: 2 Peter ii. 22.

4: Galatians iii. 27.; Colossians ii. 12. --- ** Ephesians iv. 13.; Hebrews xii. 1.; 1 Peter ii. 1. and iv. 2.

13: Colossians iii. 5.

16: John viii. 34.; 2 Peter ii. 19.