Romans 6 – Poetic Paraphrase

Romans 6:1-14

1   to continue to sin so that grace may abound

would be like my sons wanting to hear the sound

of a belt or spoon. they didn’t consider the end

or they wouldn’t have continued to sin.


2   we have died to sin and all that sin entails

to continue to live in it would completely derail

the good that God has for me and you

so let us die to it and not let sin continue


3   baptized into Christ is to join Him in His death

to give in so completely that there is none of us left

this goes for all of us who are associated with Christ

for we have joined His death when in Him we were baptized


4   being raised from the dead after we’re buried with Him

to the glory of the Father we’re completely dead to sin

buried to sin then raised just as Christ

no longer just dead to sin but raised in newness of life


5   united with Him in a death like His

trying not to live like i once did

His power in me is without question

united with Him, too, in His resurrection


6   my old self was crucified and brought to nothing

that body of sin is now dead and rotting

no longer enslaved, but free and alive

the body of sin is dead, crucified


7   set free from sin is the one who has died

the body of sin is dead, crucified

escaped from the bondage that once held me

the one who has died has been set free


8   if i died with Christ i believe i will also live

dead to my old self and dead to sin

for if my old self has died with Christ

then i also believe that in Christ i’m alive


9   Christ, being raised, will never die again

death and grave have no dominion over Him

He was raised from the dead, once more alive

we know that Christ will never again die


10  for the death he died, once for all

to save me from my sin and fall

a life to God he died to sin

he died he died he lives he lives


11   i must consider myself both alive and dead

dead to sin but alive to God instead

to God in Christ Jesus i am alive

dead to my sin but alive in Christ


12  sin therefore must no longer reign

the sin that once was is dead and slain

it can no longer make me obey its passions

i will therefore not let my mortal body sin


13  i will not present my members to sin as instruments

for unrighteousness. but instead present

myself to God as i’ve been brought to life

my members to God as instruments of the upright


14  sin has no dominion over me

not under law but under grace i’m free

the rule of sin has come to an end

because under grace it has no dominion



About Delton

Dad, husband, drummer, cyclist, writer, poet, and Christ-follower. Right-brained dreamer solving left-brained problems. Trying to relate in new and creative ways. View all posts by Delton

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