Romans 6:20
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English Standard Version
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

King James Bible
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

American Standard Version
For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when you were the servants of sin, you were free men to justice.

English Revised Version
For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament
For when you were the bondservants of sin, you were under no sort of subjection to Righteousness.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Free from righteousness (ἐλεύθεροι τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ)

An ambiguous translation. Better, Rev., free in regard of righteousness. Disengaged (Morison), practically independent of its demands, having offered their service to the opposing power. They could not serve two masters.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the servants.

Romans 6:16,17 Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin to death...

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin.

from. Gr. to.

Cross References
Matthew 6:24
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

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