because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.18
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.29
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead,3 he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.410
The death he died, he died to sin5 once for all;6 but the life he lives, he lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin7 but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not let sin reign8 in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness,9 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.1014
For sin shall not be your master,11 because you are not under law,12 but under grace.13
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace?14 By no means!
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey15--whether you are slaves to sin,16 which leads to death,17 or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
But thanks be to God18 that, though you used to be slaves to sin,19 you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching20 to which you were entrusted.