Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

for when ye were servants of the sin, ye were free from the righteousness,

New American Standard Bible

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

King James Version

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Holman Bible

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from allegiance to righteousness.

International Standard Version

For when you were slaves of sin, you were "free" as far as righteousness was concerned.

A Conservative Version

For when ye were bondmen of sin, ye were uninhibited by righteousness.

American Standard Version

For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.

Amplified

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

An Understandable Version

For when you were [once] slaves to [the practice of] sin, you were free from [being controlled by] righteousness.

Anderson New Testament

For when you were the servants of sin, you were free with respect to righteousness.

Bible in Basic English

When you were servants of sin you were free from righteousness.

Common New Testament

When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for when ye were the vassals of sin, ye were not in the service of virtue.

Darby Translation

For when ye were bondmen of sin ye were free from righteousness.

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free as far as uprightness was concerned.

John Wesley New Testament

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For being previously the slaves of sin, now ye have been made the slaves of righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

For when ye were servants to sin, ye were free to justice.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with respect to righteousness.

Modern King James verseion

For when you were the slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For when ye were servants of sin, ye were not under righteousness.

Moffatt New Testament

When you served sin, you were free of righteousness.

Montgomery New Testament

For when you were the slaves of sin, you were under no subjection to righteousness.

NET Bible

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness.

New Heart English Bible

For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Noyes New Testament

For when ye were the slaves of sin, ye were not the bondmen of righteousness.

Sawyer New Testament

For when you were servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

For, when ye were servants of sin, ye were free as to righteousness; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For when ye were the slaves of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

While you were still servants of Sin, you were free as regards Righteousness.

Webster

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament

For when you were the bondservants of sin, you were under no sort of subjection to Righteousness.

Williams New Testament

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free so far as doing right was concerned.

World English Bible

For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Worrell New Testament

For, when ye were slaves of sin, ye were free as to righteousness.

Worsley New Testament

For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
Usage: 86

ye were
ἦν 
En 
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410
Usage: 410

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

of sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

ἐλεύθερος 
Eleutheros 
Usage: 21

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 6:20

References

Images Romans 6:20

Prayers for Romans 6:20

Context Readings

Set Free From Sin

19 In the manner of men I speak, because of the weakness of your flesh, for even as ye did present your members servants to the uncleanness and to the lawlessness -- to the lawlessness, so now present your members servants to the righteousness -- to sanctification, 20 for when ye were servants of the sin, ye were free from the righteousness, 21 what fruit, therefore, were ye having then, in the things of which ye are now ashamed? for the end of those is death.


Cross References

Romans 6:16-17

have ye not known that to whom ye present yourselves servants for obedience, servants ye are to him to whom ye obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

John 8:34

Jesus answered them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you -- Every one who is committing sin, is a servant of the sin,

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