New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:6 old man. The term “old man” is used also by Paul in Ephesians 4:22 and Colossians 3:9, referring to the old, unregenerate nature and its sinful ways.
6:6 is crucified. This phrase should be translated “was crucified.” See note on Romans 6:2.
6:7 is dead. This phrase should read “died” instead of “is dead.”
6:7 freed. “Freed” is the same word as “justified.” The believer is never completely freed from the possibility of sinning in this life (though he cannot live in sin— Romans 6:2), but he is justified from sin—that is, “declared righteous” in Christ.