The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleRomans 6:7
For he that is dead, is freed from sin.
] This is not to be
understood of a natural or a corporeal death; for this is the effect
of sin, and is inflicted by way of punishment for it, on Christless
persons; so far is it from being an atonement for sin, as the Jews
F20 fancy; besides, there are many persons, who as they die in their
sins, they will rise in them; though a natural death is alluded to,
when persons are free from those laws and obligations to service and
duty they are under whilst living: but here it is to be understood
of a spiritual or mystical death, and of persons who are dead to the
law, by the body of Christ; dead to sin by the sacrifice and grace
of Christ; who are baptized into the death of Christ, and in
imitation of him: such are "freed from sin"; not from the being of
it; nor from the burden of it; nor from a continual war with it; nor
from slips and falls into it; no, not even freed from it, in the
most solemn services and acts of religion; but they are freed from
the dominion of it, from servitude to it, and also from the guilt of
it, and from obligation to punishment on account of it: they are, as
it is in the Greek text, and as the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions
read, "justified from sin".
F20 (See Gill on 5:11).