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Romans 6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 What should we say then? Should we continue to sin so that God's kindness will increase? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 That's unthinkable! As far as sin is concerned, we have died. So how can we still live under sin's influence? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
3 Don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized 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 When we were baptized into his death, we were placed into the tomb with him. As Christ was brought back from death to life by the glorious power of the Father, so we, too, should live a new kind of 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 If we've become united with him in a death like his, certainly we will also be united with him when we come back to life as he did. 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 the person we used to be was crucified with him to put an end to sin in our bodies. Because of this we are no longer slaves 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 The person who has died has been freed from sin. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 If 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 We know that Christ, who was brought back to life, will never die again. Death no longer has any power 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 When he died, he died once and for all to sin's power. But now he lives, and he lives for God. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 So consider yourselves dead to sin's power but living for God in the power Christ Jesus gives you. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Therefore, never let sin rule your physical body so that you obey its desires. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 Never offer any part of your body to sin's power. No part of your body should ever be used to do any ungodly thing. Instead, offer yourselves to God as people who have come back from death and are now alive. Offer all the parts of your body to God. Use them to do everything that God approves of. 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 Certainly, sin shouldn't have power over you because you're not controlled by laws, but by God's favor. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
15 Then what is the implication? Should we sin because we are not controlled by laws but by God's favor? That's unthinkable! 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 offer to be someone's slave, you must obey that master? Either your master is sin, or your master is obedience. Letting sin be your master leads to death. Letting obedience be your master leads to God's approval. 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 You were slaves to sin. But I thank God that you have become wholeheartedly obedient to the teachings which you were given. 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 Freed from sin, you were made slaves who do what God approves of. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I'm speaking in a human way because of the weakness of your corrupt nature. Clearly, you once offered all the parts of your body as slaves to sexual perversion and disobedience. This led you to live disobedient lives. Now, in the same way, offer all the parts of your body as slaves that do what God approves of. This leads you to live holy lives. 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 slaves to sin, you were free from doing what God approves of. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 What did you gain by doing those things? You're ashamed of what you used to do because it ended in death. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of ? Those things result in death!
22 Now you have been freed from sin and have become God's slaves. This results in a holy life and, finally, in everlasting 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 The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in 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.