They argue that Paul is commanding the Romans Christians not to allow sin to control them any longer. Now what the apostle exhorts to, and requires of them, is, that. because of the infirmity of their flesh, considering that they had flesh, or corrupt nature, and were attended with weakness in knowledge, faith, and obedience; he only pressed this upon them, that in like manner as they had been servants to sin, they would be servants to righteousness: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity; what they yielded to the service of sin were their "members"; by which, as before, may be meant, either the powers and faculties of their souls, or the parts and members of their bodies, or both; and particularly the latter, as the eyes and ears, the tongue, the mouth, the hands, and feet, which are all employed by a natural man in the drudgery of sin: these are yielded to sin under the form and character of "servants"; and as such are governed, directed, and ordered to fulfil this and the other lust, which is done willingly and readily: these members are "yielded", presented, and given up cheerfully to this slavery; which is both scandalous and unrighteous: it is "to uncleanness"; which designs all sorts of pollution and filthiness, both of flesh and spirit: "and to iniquity"; everything that is contrary to the law, all unrighteousness and ungodliness; and it is added, "unto iniquity"; which may design all sorts of sin, a progress in it, adding continually to it; which shows them to have been thorough hearty servants of sin. even so now they would yield their members servants to righteousness unto holiness; that is, let the same members that have been employed in the service of sin, be made use of in the service of righteousness: let your eyes be employed in looking and diligently searching into the Scriptures of truth; your ears in hearing the Gospel preached; your lips, mouth, and tongue, in expressing the praises of God, for what he has done for you; your hands in distributing to the interest of religion, and the necessities of the saints; and your feet in hastening to attend on public worship, and observe the testimonies of the Lord: let them be employed under the same form and character as servants, waiting upon the Lord, ready to fulfil his will; and in the same manner, freely, willingly, and cheerfully, and that constantly and universally, in all acts of righteousness and holiness. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity … Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. To get what Romans 6:19 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links … When humans sin, we do not think we are giving up our freedom to the sin. In Romans 6, Paul answers the question of whether Christians should continue to sin. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. I speak after the manner of men, ... but the meaning is still evident. What Does Romans 6:19 Mean? The answer is found in the second half of verse 23. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The ancient Greek interpreters thought this remark, Romans 6:19 a, should be connected with what follows, giving it the meaning: "I do not mean to ask of you what goes beyond your human weakness, caused by the flesh; yield your members only to righteousness in the same measure as you formerly yielded them to sin. Romans 6:19 • Romans 6:19 NIV • Romans 6:19 NLT • Romans 6:19 ESV • Romans 6:19 NASB • Romans 6:19 KJV • Romans 6:19 Commentaries • Romans 6:19 Bible Apps • Romans 6:19 Biblia Paralela • Romans 6:19 Chinese Bible • Romans 6:19 French Bible • Romans 6:19 …