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Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

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Chapter 6

6:1  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

grace Grace (imparted). Romans 5:1,14,15; 12:3,6 6:1-15. (See Scofield "2 Peter 3:18") .

6:2  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

6:3  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

so many

all we who were baptized.

6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

old self

The expression occurs elsewhere, in Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:9 and always means the man of old, corrupt human nature, the inborn tendency to evil in all men. In Romans 6:6 it is the natural man himself; in ; Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:9 his ways. Positionally, in the reckoning of God, the old man is crucified, and the believer is exhorted to make this good in experience, reckoning it to be so by definitely "putting off" the old man and "putting on" the new ; Colossians 3:8-14; 4:24, (See Scofield "Ephesians 4:24") , note 3.

6:10  For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

once Lit. once for all. Hebrews 10:10-12,14.

6:12  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

6:13  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.


Righteousness. Romans 6:13,16,18,19,20, (See Scofield "Romans 10:10") .

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

6:15  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

What then

The old relation to the law and sin, and the new relation to Christ and life are illustrated by the effect of death upon servitude Romans 6:16-23 and marriage Romans 7:1-6.

(1) The old servitude was nominally to the law, but, since the law had no delivering power, the real master continued to be sin in the nature. The end was death. The law could not give life, and "sin" (here personified as the old self) is in itself deathful. But death in another form, ie., crucifixion with Christ, has intervened to free the servant from his double bondage to sin (Romans 6:6,7), and to the law Romans 7:4,6

(2) This effect of death is further illustrated by widowhood. Death dissolves the marriage relation Romans 7:1-3. As natural death frees a wife from the law of her husband, so crucifixion with Christ sets the believer free from the law. (See Scofield "Galatians 3:24")

6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

sin Sin.

(See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

6:17  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

sin Sin.

(See Scofield "Romans 3:23")

6:18  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

6:19  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.


sanctification. (See Scofield "Revelation 22:11")

6:22  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

sin Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

holiness sanctification. (See Scofield "Revelation 22:11") .

6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Romans 6". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.  


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