Some Notes:

The English language has no gender-neutral pronouns. So when the words man, he, him, etc are used, they mean "Generic human being" unless the context specifically says otherwise. Only women get words devoted just to them.

Thou, Thee, and Thine are singular pronouns. You and Your are plural in the 16th Century English the King James Bible was translated into. This actually makes the message clearer than our habit of using "you" as both a singular and a plural. So I have left them.

I have started with the King James and put each verse into my own words, checking the original meanings to many words in the Strong's Concordance. I do check other translations for wording when my own prose seems inadequate, but only if they say the same thing I believe the KJV says. Spelling and Grammar rules were not yet solidified when the KJV was translated, so most of my differences are actually just using American spelling, and adding in the right state of being verbs. I also switched out archaic words for modern equivalents.

Romans 6- Dead to Sin, Alive to God


1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that there can be more grace

2 Of course not! How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer in it? 

3 Don't you know, that those of us who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? 

When we are baptized, it is a sign we have chosen to make Christ our Boss. This makes us part of His death, burial, and resurrection. Going down into the water symbolizes being buried in the dirt, and coming up out of the water symbolizes rising from the grave.

4 And so we are buried with Him by baptism into death, so that just like Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, we should also walk in a new life. 

5 For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall be also be raised from the dead like He was.

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the power of sin over our body might be destroyed, that we should no longer serve sin. 

7 Because dead people can't sin.

8 Now if we are dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. 


9 Knowing that Christ is raised from the dead and dies no more, death has no more power over Him. 

10 For when He died, He died to sin once, but since He lives, He lives to God. 

11 In the same way, consider yourselves to be completely dead  to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Boss.

12 So, don't let sin rule your physical body, obeying its passions. 


13 Neither let any part of your body become controlled by evil, but let yourselves be controlled by God, because you are now alive instead of dead, and let your bodies be instruments of righteousness for God. 

14 For sin can not control you, because ye are not under the law, but under grace.

The Wages of Sin

15 So, should we keep sinning because we are not under the law, but under grace? Of course not! 

16 Don't you know that you become slaves to whom you choose to obey? Whether it's obeying sin which leads to death, or obeying God which leads to righteousness? 

17 But thank God that you were the servants of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that teaching which was given to you. 

18 Then, since you are free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness. 

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the weakness of your flesh. For just like you have yielded your bodies servants to uncleanness and to sin to be the slave of sin, even so now yield your bodies to be servants to righteousness to holiness.

20 For when you were the servants of sin, you were righteousness-free. 


21 What was the result of those things that you are now ashamed of? The result of those things is death. 

22 But now you've been made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit of holiness, and the end result- everlasting life. 

23 For the just results of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Boss.

We all deserve eternal death as punishment for our sins, but God loves us so much He provided a way to pay for those sins; the willing sacrifice of Jesus.