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Romans 6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more kindness and forgiveness? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
3 Or have you forgotten that when we became Christians and were baptized to become one with Christ Jesus, we died with him? 3 Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. 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 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised 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 Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. 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 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also share his new life. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 We are sure of this because Christ rose from the dead, and he 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 He died once to defeat sin, and now he lives for the glory of God. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful desires. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning. Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God. 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 is no longer your master, for you are no longer subject to the law, which enslaves you to sin. Instead, you are free by God's grace. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
15 So since God's grace has set us free from the law, does this mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Don't you realize that whatever you choose to obey becomes your master? You can choose sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his 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 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you have obeyed with all your heart the new teaching God has given you. 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 Now you are free from sin, your old master, and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I speak this way, using the illustration of slaves and masters, because it is easy to understand. Before, you let yourselves be slaves of impurity and lawlessness. Now you must choose to be slaves of righteousness so that you will become holy. 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 In those days, when you were slaves of sin, you weren't concerned with doing what was right. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 And what was the result? It was not good, since now you are ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 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 are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in 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 the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through 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.