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1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?
2 By no means! How can 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 Do you not know that all of us who have been 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 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, 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 been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him 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 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved 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 But 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 For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; 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 The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life 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 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
13 Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness. 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 will have no dominion over you, since 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? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
16 Do you not know that if you yield yourselves to any one as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which 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 thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard 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 set free from sin, have become 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 your natural limitations. For just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for 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 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 But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? 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 that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, 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.