You have been set free from sin1 and have become slaves to righteousness.219
I put this in human terms3 because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness4 leading to holiness.
When you were slaves to sin,5 you were free from the control of righteousness.621
What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of ? Those things result in death!722
But now that you have been set free from sin8 and have become slaves to God,9 the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.10