1840-57. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. Grace reigns in the bestowal of it in every case, and that "in Jesus Christ our Lord," as the righteous Channel of it. There would rather have been needed καὶ γνωσόμεθα, and thus we shall know. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". II. belongs together, and τῆς ἁμαρτ. For the gen inf, see Burton, § 397. Our body is now one which is submitted to Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The gift of God is eternal life. Romans 6:6. Probably the body in this expression represents the whole person (cf. call חילא דיצר הרע, "the power of the evil imagination"; this is crucified with Christ, and nailed to his cross by his sacrifice and satisfaction, that its damning power might be destroyed, abolished, and done away: and it is crucified by the Spirit and grace of Christ, that its governing power might be took away, and that itself be subdued, weakened, and laid under restraints, and its members and deeds mortified: that henceforth we should not serve sin; not that it should not be in us, for as yet, neither by virtue of the sacrifice of Christ, nor by the power of his grace, is sin as to its being removed from the people of God: but that we should not serve it, make provision for it, indulge it and obey it, in the lusts thereof. (John 8:34) Sin has ceased to be my Master when it has lost control of my mind and body. Compare Colossians 2:11, Colossians 2:12. destroyed = annulled. ... Leathersoft, Brown, Thumb Indexed: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible. And there is great difference in the liberty of mind and spirit, so opposite to the state of slavery, which the true Christian has in the service of his rightful Lord, whom he is enabled to consider as his Father, and himself as his son and heir, by the adoption of grace. (On the sense of "death" here, Note 3, and see also Revelation 21:8 --The change proposed in the pointing of this verse: "What fruit had ye then? Also in classical Greek of the sum-total. It is represented as a body, or organism; as having its members. The word “destroyed” here is also in the aorist tense, indicating a complete work, and precluding the possibility of survival. the body belonging to the power of sin, ruled by sin. BibliographyScofield, C. I. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-6.html. ); nor ‘the substance or essence of sin,’ after the Heb. The body of sin] For whole evil is in man, and whole man in evil. 3. 94. "How," then, "can he live any longer therein?" Broadman Press 1932,33. or of Obedience unto righteousness--that is, obedience resulting in a righteous character, as the enduring condition of the servant of new Obedience ( 1 John 2:17 , John 8:34 , 2 Peter 2:19 , Matthew 6:24 ). It refers to the moral destruction of the power of sin in the heart by the gospel, and not to any physical change in the nature or faculties of the soul; compare Colossians 2:11. If Satan can keep a Christian ignorant, he can keep him impotent. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. "body of sin" is not the same as a sinful body since the body itself is not sinful (cf. 18. The old man, as the Old Testament is so called with reference to the New; for he begins to be old, when he is by degrees destroyed by a commencing regeneration. Sin has taken possession of our bodies. i. 3. Romans 6:6 6 We know that w our old self 1 x was crucified with him in order that y the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. "Commentary on Romans 6:6". 1897-1910. Our old way of life was nailed to the Cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life - no longer at sin's every beck and call! 23. Romans 6:6. τοῦτο γινώσκοντες] Definition to τῆς ἀναστάσ. He now reverts back to stress that we are no longer under bondage to sin. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-6.html. 20. But this once past, "death hath," even in that sense, "dominion over Him no more.". "Commentary on Romans 6:6". put to death, not in any way, but specially through the cross. Romans 6:6 (NIV) 14. That such a result may take place, there is needed a moral co-operation on the part of the believer." 17. The right view is held substantially by Theodoret, Theophylact 2, Bengel and others, including Tholuck, Köllner, de Wette, Rückert, Fritzsche, Maier, Nielsen, Hofmann and Weiss; whereas Baumgarten-Crusius, and also Ernesti, Urspr.