By no means! We are those who have died to sin;1 how can we live in it any longer?
Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized2 into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death3 in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead4 through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.55
If we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.66
For we know that our old self7 was crucified with him8 so that the body ruled by sin9 might be done away with,a that we should no longer be slaves to sin10--
because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.118
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.129
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead,13 he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.1410
The death he died, he died to sin15 once for all;16 but the life he lives, he lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin17 but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not let sin reign18 in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.