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1 What shall we say then ? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase ? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been 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 have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might 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 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 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 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be 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 he who has died is freed from sin. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again ; death no longer is master 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 the death that He died, He died to sin once for all ; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness ; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to 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 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under 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 grace ? May it never be! 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in 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 thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, 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 having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. 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 regard to righteousness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.
21 Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed ? For 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 having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, 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 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.