New American Standard Bible
For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,
King James Bible
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Darby Bible Translation
For if we are become identified with him in the likeness of his death, so also we shall be of his resurrection;
World English Bible
For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection;
Young's Literal Translation
For, if we have become planted together to the likeness of his death, so also we shall be of the rising again;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For if we have been planted together - The word used here σύμφυτος sumphutos, does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament. It properly means sown or planted at the same time; what sprouts or springs up together; and is applied to plants and trees that are planted at the same time, and that sprout and grow together. Thus, the name would be given to a field of grain that was sown at the same time, and where the grain sprung up and grew simultaneously. Hence, it means intimately connected, or joined together. And here it denotes that Christians and the Saviour have been united intimately in regard to death; as he died and was laid in the grave, so have they by profession died to sin. And it is therefore natural to expect, that, like grain sown at the same time, they should grow up in a similar manner, and resemble each other.
We shall be also - We shall be also fellow-plants; that is, we shall resemble him in regard to the resurrection. As he rose from the grave, so shall we rise from sin. As he lived a new life, being raised up, so shall we live a new life. The propriety of this figure is drawn from the doctrine often referred to in the New Testament, of a union between Christ and his people. See this explained in the notes at John 15:1-10. The sentiment here inferred is but an illustration of what was said by the Saviour John 14:19, "Because I live, ye shall live also." There is perhaps not to be found a more beautiful illustration than that employed here by the apostle of seed sown together in the earth, sprouting together, growing together, and ripening together for the harvest. Thus, the Saviour and his people are united together in his death, start up to life together in his resurrection, and are preparing together for the same harvest of glory in the heavens.
In the likeness of his resurrection - This does not mean that we shall resemble him when we are raised up at the last day - which may be, however, true - but that our rising from sin will resemble his resurrection from the grave. As he rose from the tomb and lived, so shall we rise from sin and live a new life.
LibraryFebruary 24. "Sin Shall not have Dominion Over You, for Ye are not under the Law, but under Grace" (Rom. vi. 14).
"Sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law, but under grace" (Rom. vi. 14). The secret of Moses' failures was this: "The law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did." And this was why his life work also came short of full realization. He saw but entered not the Promised Land. The founder of the law had to be its victim, and his life and death might demonstrate the inability of the law to lead any man into the Promised Land. The very fact, that it was …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Seventh Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to Resist Sin.
Death and Life in Christ
Alive unto God.
2 Corinthians 4:10
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
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