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Romans 6:05 - Death to Death - Life to Life Bookmark

Rom 6:5
For if we have been planted together - Συμφυτοι γεγοναμεν.  Dr. Taylor observes, that our translation does not completely express the apostle’s meaning.  Τα συμφυτα are such plants as grow, the one upon and in the other, deriving sap and nourishment from it, as the mistletoe upon the oak, or the scion upon the stock in which it is grafted.  He would therefore translate the words:  For if we have been growers together with Christ in the likeness of his death, (or in that which is like his death), we shall be also growers together with him in the likeness of his resurrection; or in that which is like his resurrection. He reckons it a beautiful metaphor, taken from grafting, or making the scion grow together with a new stock. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
Rom 6:5 (4) For if we have been planted together in the (f) likeness of his death, we shall (g) be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection:

(4) The death of sin and the life of righteousness, or our ingrafting into Christ, and growing up into one with him, cannot be separated by any means, neither in death nor life: by which it follows that no man is sanctified who lives still to sin, and therefore is no man made partaker of Christ by faith, who does not repent and turn from his wickedness: for as he said before, the law is not overturned but established by faith.

(f) And by means of the strength which comes from him to us, so we die to sin, as he is dead.

(g) For every day we become more perfect: for we will never be perfectly sanctified, as long as we live here. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)
For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, (NASB)
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (KJV)
Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised to life as He was. (NLT)
For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection. (NET)
For since we have become one with him in dying as he did, in the same way we shall be one with him by being raised to life as he was. (GNB)

We are inexplicably joined with Christ Jesus wherein we receive the fullness of all that is His, including His death for us that frees us from sin AND His resurrection that raised Him from the dead.  This empowerment from Him who hung the stars provides greater still more than we could hope or dream in changing us in to a likeness or reflection of His very person.  There is no greater joy!

Eph 2:5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) (NLT)
Thus the name (συ?μφυτος sumphutos) would be given to a field of grain that was sown at the same time, and where the grain sprung up and grew simultaneously.  Hence, it means intimately connected, or joined together.  And here it denotes that Christians and the Savior have been united intimately in regard to death; as he died and was laid in the grave, so have they by profession died to sin.  And it is therefore natural to expect, that, like grain sown at the same time, they should grow up in a similar manner, and resemble each other. (Dr. Albert Barnes)
Rom 6:5
For if we have been planted together - Συμφυτοι γεγοναμεν.  Dr. Taylor observes, that our translation does not completely express the apostle’s meaning.  Τα συμφυτα are such plants as grow, the one upon and in the other, deriving sap and nourishment from it, as the mistletoe upon the oak, or the scion upon the stock in which it is grafted.  He would therefore translate the words:  For if we have been growers together with Christ in the likeness of his death, (or in that which is like his death), we shall be also growers together with him in the likeness of his resurrection; or in that which is like his resurrection. He reckons it a beautiful metaphor, taken from grafting, or making the scion grow together with a new stock. (Dr. Adam Clarke)
Rom 6:5 (4) For if we have been planted together in the (f) likeness of his death, we shall (g) be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection:

(4) The death of sin and the life of righteousness, or our ingrafting into Christ, and growing up into one with him, cannot be separated by any means, neither in death nor life: by which it follows that no man is sanctified who lives still to sin, and therefore is no man made partaker of Christ by faith, who does not repent and turn from his wickedness: for as he said before, the law is not overturned but established by faith.

(f) And by means of the strength which comes from him to us, so we die to sin, as he is dead.

(g) For every day we become more perfect: for we will never be perfectly sanctified, as long as we live here. (Geneva Bible Translation Notes)
For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, (NASB)
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (KJV)
Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised to life as He was. (NLT)
For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection. (NET)
For since we have become one with him in dying as he did, in the same way we shall be one with him by being raised to life as he was. (GNB)

We are inexplicably joined with Christ Jesus wherein we receive the fullness of all that is His, including His death for us that frees us from sin AND His resurrection that raised Him from the dead.  This empowerment from Him who hung the stars provides greater still more than we could hope or dream in changing us in to a likeness or reflection of His very person.  There is no greater joy!

Eph 2:5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) (NLT)
Thus the name (συ?μφυτος sumphutos) would be given to a field of grain that was sown at the same time, and where the grain sprung up and grew simultaneously.  Hence, it means intimately connected, or joined together.  And here it denotes that Christians and the Savior have been united intimately in regard to death; as he died and was laid in the grave, so have they by profession died to sin.  And it is therefore natural to expect, that, like grain sown at the same time, they should grow up in a similar manner, and resemble each other. (Dr. Albert Barnes)


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