Aug
2017

The Greek word “doulos” (the adjective, not the noun)

Limited to Rom. 6:19Rom. 6:19
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification.

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, the adjective “doulos” meant “subservient” or “servile.”  Paul reminded his readers of how their bodies and lives had previously been enslaved to sin.  Freedom from sin’s enslavement is possible (Rom. 6:18Rom. 6:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

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) through only one person—Jesus Christ.