Romans 6:15-23 CSB

From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

15 What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!

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      16 Do you not know that if you offer yourselves to someonea as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey-either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?

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        • m 6:16 - Lit that to whom you offer yourselves
          17 But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to,
          18 and having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness.
          19 I am using a human analogyb because of the weakness of your flesh.c For just as you offered the partsd of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification.

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            • n 6:19 - Lit I speak humanly; Paul is personifying sin and righteousness as slave masters.
            • o 6:19 - Or your human nature
            • p 6:19 - Or members
              20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from allegiance to righteousness.e

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                • q 6:20 - Lit free to righteousness
                  21 And what fruit was producedf then from the things you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death.

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                    • r 6:21 - Lit what fruit do you have
                      22 But now, since you have been liberated from sin and become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctificationg-and the end is eternal life!

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                        • s 6:22 - Or holiness
                          23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.