6:5 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. 1 6:6 We know that 2 our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, 3 so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
[6:6] 3 tn Grk “may be rendered ineffective, inoperative,” or possibly “may be destroyed.” The term καταργέω (katargew) has various nuances. In Rom 7:2 the wife whose husband has died is freed from the law (i.e., the law of marriage no longer has any power over her, in spite of what she may feel). A similar point seems to be made here (note v. 7).