Meditating on Romans 6:23



“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23


Part of Speech: conjunction

Definition: in consequence of the fact that

Synonyms: as, as long as, because, being, considering,inasmuch as, now, since, whereas

the wages

Part of Speech:  noun


  1. Often, wages.  Money that is paid or received for work or services, as by the hour, day, or week.
  2. Usually, wages. Economics. The share of the products of industry received by labor for its work.
  3. Usually, wages. Recompense or return: The wages of sin is death.
  4. Obsolete.  A pledge or security.

Synonyms:   earnings, emolument, compensation, remuneration, payoff, reward

of sin

Part of Speech: noun


  1. Transgression of divine law: the sin of Adam.
  2. Any act regarded as such a transgression, especially a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.
  3. Any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, etc.; great fault or offense:

Synonyms: trespass, violation, wrong, wickedness

Antonyms: behavior, goodness, morality

is death

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: end of life

Synonyms: afterlife, annihilation, bereavement, casualty, cessation, curtains, darkness, decease, demise, departure, destruction, dissolution, downfall, dying, end, ending, eradication, eternal rest, euthanasia, exit, expiration, extermination, extinction, fatality, finis, finish, grave, grim reaper, heaven, loss, mortality, necrosis, obliteration, oblivion, paradise, parting, passing, passing over, quietus, release, repose, ruin, ruination, silence, sleep, termination, tomb

Antonyms: being, birth, entity, existence, life, living


Part of Speech: conjunction, preposition

Definition: indicating contrast

Synonyms: although, however, nevertheless, on the other hand, still, though, yet

the gift

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: something given freely, for no recompense

Synonyms: allowance, alms, award, benefaction, benefit, bequest, bestowal, bonus, boon, bounty, charity, contribution, courtesy, dispensation, donation, endowment, fairing, favor, giveaway, goodie, grant, gratuity, hand, hand-me-down, handout, honorarium, lagniappe, largesse, legacy, libation, oblation, offering, offertory, philanthropy, premium, present, presentation, provision, ration, relief, remembrance, remittance, reward, souvenir, subscription, subsidy, tip, token, tribute, write-off

Antonyms: forfeit, loss, penalty

of God

Part of Speech: proper noun/ name

Definition: the sole Supreme Being, eternal, spiritual, and transcendent, who is the Creator and ruler of all and is infinite in all attributes

Synonyms: Absolute Being, All Knowing, All Powerful, Almighty, Creator, Divine Being, Father, God , Holy Spirit, I AM, Infinite Spirit, Jah, Jehovah, King of Kings, Lord, Maker, Yah, Yahweh

is eternal

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: without pause; endless

Synonyms: abiding, ageless, always, amaranthine, boundless, ceaseless, constant, continual, continued, continuous, dateless, deathless, enduring, everlasting, forever, illimitable, immemorial, immortal, immutable, imperishable, incessant, indefinite, indestructible, infinite, interminable, lasting, never-ending, perdurable, perennial, permanent, perpetual, persistent, relentless, termless, timeless, unbroken, unceasing, undying, unending, unfading, uninterrupted, unremitting, without end

Antonyms: brief, changeable, changing, ending, ephemeral, stopping, temporary, terminable, transient


Part of Speech: noun

Definition: animation, spirit

Synonyms: activity, being, breath, brio, dash, energy, enthusiasm, entity, esprit, essence, excitement, get-up-and-go, go, growth, heart, high spirits, impulse, lifeblood, liveliness, oomph, sentience, soul, sparkle, verve, viability, vigor, vitality, vivacity, zest, zing, élan vital, élan

Antonyms: inanimacy

in Christ Jesus

Part of Speech: proper noun, name

Definition: the son of God, a person who was both God and man, the Messiah sent by God to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the Fall of Man.

Synonyms: Advocate, Alpha and Omega, Anointed One, Author and Perfecter of Faith, Author of Salvation, Beginning and the End, Beginning of the Creation of God, Beloved, Branch, Bread of God, Bread of Life, Bridegroom, Bright Morning Star, Chief Shepherd, Choice Stone, Chosen One, Christ, Corner Stone, Deliverer, Door, Faithful and True Witness, First and the Last, Firstborn, Firstfruits, Forerunner, God, Good Shepherd, Great High Priest, Great Shepherd, Head of the Body, Heir of All Things, Holy One of God, Holy Servant, Hope, Image of God, Immanuel, Judge, King, King of Glory, King of Israel, King of Kings, King of the Jews, Lamb of God, Last Adam, Life, Life-Giving Spirit, Light of the World, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Living Bread, Living One, Living Stone, Lord, Lord of Glory, Lord of Lords, Lord of the Sabbath, Man, Man of Sorrows, Master, Mediator, Messiah, Mighty God, Nazarene, Overseer of Your Souls, Passover, Peace, Power of God, Precious Corner Stone, Prince, Prince of Life, Prince of Peace, Prophet, Rabbi, Rabboni, Radiance of God’s Glory, Ransom, Resurrection, Righteous Judge, Righteous One, Rock, Rock of Offense, Root and Offspring of David, Ruler, Ruler of the Kings of the Earth, Savior, Second Man, Seed, Servant, Shepherd, Son of David, Son of God, Son of Man, Son of the Blessed One, Son of the Father, Son of the Living God, Son of the Most High, Source of Eternal Salvation, Stone, Stone of Stumbling, Teacher, True Bread, True Light, True Vine, Truth, Way, Wisdom of God, Wonderful Counselor, Word of God, Word of Life


Part of Speech: pronoun

Definition: a form of the possessive case of we  used as an attributive adjective


Part of Speech: proper noun/title

Definition: master

Synonyms: aristocrat, baron, bishop, captain, commandant, commander, count, dad, don, duke, earl, governor, king, leader, liege, magnate, man upstairs, marquis, monarch, nobility, noble, nobleman, old man, overlord, parliamentarian, patrician, peer, potentate, prince, royalty, ruler, seigneur, sovereign, superior, viscount




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