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1 So what are we going to say? Should we continue sinning so grace will multiply? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 Absolutely not! All of us died to sin. How can we still live in it? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
3 Or don't you know that all 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 Therefore, we were buried together with him through baptism into his death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too can walk in newness 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 were united together in a death like his, we will also be united together 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 This is what we know: the person that we used to be was crucified with him in order to get rid of the corpse that had been controlled by sin. That way we wouldn't be slaves to sin anymore, 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 because a person who has died has been freed from sin's power. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 But if we died with Christ, we have faith 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 has been raised from the dead and he will never die again. Death no longer has 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 to sin once and for all with his death, but he lives for God with his life. 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 also should consider yourselves dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 So then, don't let sin rule your body, so that you do what it wants. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 Don't offer parts of your body to sin, to be used as weapons to do wrong. Instead, present yourselves to God as people who have been brought back to life from the dead, and offer all the parts of your body to God to be used as weapons to do right. 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 will have no power over you, because you aren't under Law but under grace. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
15 So what? Should we sin because we aren't under Law but under grace? Absolutely not! 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 yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, that you are slaves of the one whom you obey? That's true whether you serve as slaves of sin, which leads to death, or as slaves of the kind of obedience that leads to righteousness. 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 thank God that although you used to be slaves of sin, you gave wholehearted obedience to the teaching that was handed down to you, which provides a pattern. 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 that you have been set free from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 (I'm speaking with ordinary metaphors because of your limitations.) Once, you offered the parts of your body to be used as slaves to impurity and to lawless behavior that leads to still more lawless behavior. Now, you should present the parts of your body as slaves to righteousness, which makes your lives 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 When you were slaves of sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 What consequences did you get from doing things that you are now ashamed of? The outcome 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 that you have been set free from sin and become slaves to God, you have the consequence of a holy life, and the outcome 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 The wages that sin pays are death, but God's gift is eternal life 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.