11What shall we saythen ? Are we to 2continue in sinso that grace may increase ?
23May it never be! How shall we who4died to sinstilllive in it?
3Or do you not know that all of us who have been 5baptized into 6ChristJesus have been baptized into His death ?
4Therefore we have been 7buried with Him throughbaptism into death, so that as Christ was 8raised from the deadthrough the 9glory of the Father, so we too might walk in 10newness of life.
For 11if we have becomeaunited with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be bin the likeness of His resurrection,
6knowingthis, that our 12oldcself was 13crucified with Him, in order that our 14body of sin might be ddoneaway with, so that we would nolonger be slaves to sin ;
for 15he who has died is efreed from sin.
8Now16if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall alsolive with Him,
9knowing that Christ, having been 17raised from the dead, fis never to dieagain ; 18deathnolonger is masterover Him.
For the death that He died, He died to sinonce for all ; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
11Evensoconsideryourselves to be 19dead to sin, but alive to God in ChristJesus.
12Therefore do not let sin20reign in your mortalbodyso that you obey its lusts,
and do not go on 21presentinggthe members of your body to sin as hinstruments of unrighteousness ; but 22presentyourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as iinstruments of righteousness to God.
For 23sin shall not 24be masterover you, for 25you are not underlaw but 26undergrace.
15Whatthen ? 27Shall we sinbecause we are not underlaw but undergrace ? 28May it never be!
Do you not 29know that when you presentyourselves to someone as 30slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of 31sinjresulting in death, or of obediencekresulting in righteousness ?
But 32thanks be to God that lthough you were slaves of sin, you becameobedient from the heart to that 33form of teaching to which you were committed,
and having been 34freed from sin, you becameslaves of righteousness.
1935I am speaking in humantermsbecause of the weakness of your flesh. For just36as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, mresulting in further lawlessness, sonowpresent your members as slaves to righteousness, nresulting in sanctification.
For 37when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
21Thereforewhato38benefit were you thenpderivingqfrom the things of which you are nowashamed ? For the outcome of thosethings is 39death.
But now having been 40freed from sin and 41enslaved to God, you rderive your s42benefit, tresulting in sanctification, and 43the outcome, eternallife.
For the wages of 44sin is death, but the freegift of God is 45eternallife in ChristJesus our Lord.