1What shall we saythen? Shall we continue in sin,thatgrace may abound ?
God forbid . How shall we, that are dead to sin,live any longertherein ?
3Know ye not , that so many of us as were baptizedintoJesusChrist were baptizedintohisdeath?4Therefore we are buried withhimbybaptismintodeath:that like asChrist was raised upfrom the deadby the glory of the Father, even sowealso should walkinnewness of life.5Forif we have been planted together in the likeness of hisdeath, we shall bealsoin the likeness of his resurrection:6Knowingthis,thatouroldman is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed , that henceforthweshouldnotservesin.7For he that is dead is freedafromsin.8Nowif we be deadwithChrist, we believethat we shallalsolive with him:9KnowingthatChrist being raisedfrom the deaddieth no more;deathhath no more dominion overhim.10Forin that he died , he died unto sinonce:but in that he liveth , he liveth unto God.11Likewisereckonyealsoyourselves to bedeadindeed unto sin,butalive unto GodthroughJesusChristourLord.12Letnotsinthereforereigninyourmortalbody,that ye should obeyitin the luststhereof.13Neither yield yeyourmembers as instrumentsb of unrighteousness unto sin:butyieldyourselves unto God,as those that are alivefrom the dead,andyourmembers as instruments of righteousness unto God.14Forsinshallnot have dominion overyou:for ye arenotunder the law,butundergrace.15Whatthen? shall we sin , because we arenotunder the law,butundergrace? God forbid .
Know yenot,that to whom ye yieldyourselvesservantstoobey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey ; whether of sin untodeath,or of obedience untorighteousness?17ButGod be thanked,that ye were the servants of sin,but ye have obeyedfrom the heart that form of doctrinewhichcwas delivered you .
18Beingthen made freefromsin, ye became the servants of righteousness.19
I speak after the manner of menbecause of the infirmity of yourflesh:foras ye have yieldedyourmembersservants to uncleannessand to iniquityuntoiniquity; even sonowyieldyourmembersservants to righteousnessuntoholiness.20Forwhen ye were the servants of sin, ye werefree from righteousness.21Whatfruit had yethenin those things whereof ye arenowashamed ? for the end of those things is death.22Butnow being made freefromsin,and become servants to God, ye haveyourfruituntoholiness,and the endeverlastinglife.23For the wages of sin is death;but the gift of God is eternallifethroughJesusChristourLord.