What then? 1Are we to sin 2because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!
Do you not know that if you present yourselves 3to anyone as obedient slaves,a you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
But 4thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the 5standard of teaching to which you were committed,
and, 6having been set free from sin, 7have become slaves of righteousness.
198I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For 9just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members 10as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
2011For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
2112But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things 13of which you are now ashamed? 14For the end of those things is death.
But now that you 15have been set free from sin and 16have become slaves of God, 17the fruit you get leads to sanctification and 18its end, eternal life.
2319For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.