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1 What shall we say, then? Should we continue to live in sin so that God's grace will increase? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 Certainly not! We have died to sin - how then can we go on living in it? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
3 For surely you know that when we were baptized into union with Christ Jesus, we were baptized into union with his death. 3 Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 By our baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the Father, so also we 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 since we have become one with him in dying as he did, in the same way we shall be one with him by being raised to life as he was. 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 And we know that our old being has been put to death with Christ on his cross, in order that the power of the sinful self might be destroyed, so that we should no longer be the slaves of 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 when we die, we are set free from the power of sin. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 Since we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 For we know that Christ has been raised from death and will never die again - death will no longer rule 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 And so, because he died, sin has no power over him; and now he lives his life in fellowship with 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 you are to think of yourselves as dead, so far as sin is concerned, but living in fellowship with God through Christ Jesus. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Sin must no longer rule in your mortal bodies, so that you obey the desires of your natural self. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 Nor must you surrender any part of yourselves to sin to be used for wicked purposes. Instead, give yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life, and surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes. 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 Sin must not be your master; for you do not live under law but under God's grace. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
15 What, then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law but under God's grace? By no means! 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Surely you know that when you surrender yourselves as slaves to obey someone, you are in fact the slaves of the master you obey - either of sin, which results in death, or of obedience, which results in being put right with God. 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 But thanks be to God! For though at one time you were slaves to sin, you have obeyed with all your heart the truths found in the teaching you received. 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 You were set free from sin and became the slaves of righteousness. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 (I use everyday language because of the weakness of your natural selves.) At one time you surrendered yourselves entirely as slaves to impurity and wickedness for wicked purposes. In the same way you must now surrender yourselves entirely as slaves of righteousness for holy purposes. 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 When you were the slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 What did you gain from doing the things that you are now ashamed of? The result of those things is death! 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of ? Those things result in death!
22 But now you have been set free from sin and are the slaves of God. Your gain is a life fully dedicated to him, and the 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 sin pays its wage - death; but God's free gift is eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.