But thanks [be] to God, that ye were bondmen of sin, but have obeyed from the heart the form of teaching into which ye were instructed.
Now, having got your freedom from sin, ye have become bondmen to righteousness.
I speak humanly on account of the weakness of your flesh. For even as ye have yielded your members in bondage a to uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now yield b your members in bondage to righteousness unto holiness.
For when ye were bondmen of sin ye were free from righteousness.
What fruit therefore had ye *then* in the things of which ye are *now* ashamed? for the end of *them* [is] death.
But *now*, having got your freedom from sin, and having become bondmen to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, c and the end eternal life.
For the wages of sin [is] death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.