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1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer 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 as many of us as 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 with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should 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 been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall 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 man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be 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 he who has died has been freed from sin. 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
8 Now if we 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, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion 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 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 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, that you should obey it in its lusts. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being 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 have dominion 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? Certainly not! 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading 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 God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 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 set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. 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 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end 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 set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, 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 For the wages of sin is death, but the 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.