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1 So then, are we to say, "Let's keep on sinning, so that there can be more grace"? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 Heaven forbid! How can we, who have died to sin, still live in it? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
3 Don't you know that those of us who have been immersed into the Messiah Yeshua have been immersed into his death? 3 Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 Through immersion into his death we were buried with him; so that just as, through the glory of the Father, the Messiah was raised from the dead, likewise we too might live a new life. 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
6 We know that our old self was put to death on the execution-stake with him, so that the entire body of our sinful propensities might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--
7 For someone who has died has been cleared from sin. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 Now since we died with the Messiah, we trust that we will also live with him. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 We know that the Messiah has been raised from the dead, never to die again; death has no authority over him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
10 For his death was a unique event that need not be repeated; but his life, he keeps on living for God. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive for God, by your union with the Messiah Yeshua. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Therefore, do not let sin rule in your mortal bodies, so that it makes you obey its desires; 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 and do not offer any part of yourselves to sin as an instrument for wickedness. On the contrary, offer yourselves to God as people alive from the dead, and your various parts to God as instruments for righteousness. 13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.
14 For sin will not have authority over you; because you are not under legalism but under grace. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
15 Therefore, what conclusion should we reach? "Let's go on sinning, because we're not under legalism but under grace"? Heaven forbid! 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Don't you know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, then, of the one whom you are obeying, you are slaves - whether of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to being made righteous? 16 Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
17 By God's grace, you, who were once slaves to sin, obeyed from your heart the pattern of teaching to which you were exposed; 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.
18 and after you had been set free from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 (I am using popular language because your human nature is so weak.) For just as you used to offer your various parts as slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led to more lawlessness; so now offer your various parts as slaves to righteousness, which leads to being made holy, set apart for God. 19 I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness.
20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in relationship to righteousness; 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 but what benefit did you derive from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end result of those things was death. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of ? Those things result in death!
22 However, now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you do get the benefit - it consists in being made holy, set apart for God, and its end result is eternal life. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
23 For what one earns from sin is death; but eternal life is what one receives as a free gift from God, in union with the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.