New Living Translation
Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?
King James Bible
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Darby Bible Translation
Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
World English Bible
May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?
Young's Literal Translation
let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:2 Dead to sin - Freed both from the guilt and from the power of it.
LibraryAddress on Easter Eve
"We were buried, therefore, with Him through baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life."--ROM. VI. 4. "I delivered unto you, among the first things, that . . . He was buried."--I COR. XV. 3, 4. St. Paul lays extraordinary and, at first sight, inexplicable stress, on the fact of our Lord's Burial. It is certainly strange that, in the second of these two texts, he mentions it as constituting, along with the …
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"I'll tell you--he will come and kill those farmers and lease the vineyard to others." "How terrible that such a thing should ever happen," his listeners protested.
So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
Well then, since God's grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!
So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God.
But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.
For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law--I stopped trying to meet all its requirements--so that I might live for God.
As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died.
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