and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law ), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?
For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband.
So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh -
for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;
for if we live, we live for the Lord , or if we die, we die for the Lord ; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.