[b-greek] Romans 6:7

From: Mike Sangrey (mike@sojurn.lns.pa.us)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 13:30:53 EDT

Romans 6:7


Given the context, the way I want to translate this is something like:

  For the one permanently separately from sin has been declared righteous.

Joining the prepositional phrase to the participle.

But, can I do that? It seems to me, based on grammar, that it should
be translated as:

  For the one who has died has been declared righteous apart from sin.

Well, pardon me, but no kidding. Can a person be declared righteous
and remain in sin. Of course! there is a separation from sin in the act of
justification. (Pardon the theology, if a different theological perspective
clears this up, reply off-list. I'll be glad for the help.)

Or, is the sense more along these lines:

  For the one who died has been declared righteous, and sin is
  not even (or no longer) considered.

Thanks for any help.

Mike Sangrey
Landisburg, Pa.
       Every Christian library should have a plaque which states:
              "There is one book which explains all these."

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