Parallel Bible results for Romans 6

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Romans 6

NLT 1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? MSG 1 So what do we do? Keep on sinning so God can keep on forgiving? NLT 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? MSG 2 I should hope not! If we've left the country where sin is sovereign, how can we still live in our old house there? NLT 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? MSG 3 Or didn't you realize we packed up and left there for good? That is what happened in baptism. When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace - a new life in a new land! NLT 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. MSG 4 When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. NLT 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. MSG 5 Each of us is raised into a light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we're going in our new grace-sovereign country. NLT 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. MSG 6 Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the Cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life - no longer at sin's every beck and call! What we believe is this: NLT 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. MSG 7 NLT 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. MSG 8 If we get included in Christ's sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. NLT 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. MSG 9 We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. NLT 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. MSG 10 When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. NLT 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. MSG 11 From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That's what Jesus did. NLT 12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. MSG 12 That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don't give it the time of day. NLT 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. MSG 13 Don't even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time - remember, you've been raised from the dead! - into God's way of doing things. NLT 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. MSG 14 Sin can't tell you how to live. After all, you're not living under that old tyranny any longer. You're living in the freedom of God. NLT 15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! MSG 15 So, since we're out from under the old tyranny, does that mean we can live any old way we want? Since we're free in the freedom of God, can we do anything that comes to mind? NLT 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. MSG 16 Hardly. You know well enough from your own experience that there are some acts of so-called freedom that destroy freedom. Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it's your last free act. But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits. All your lives you've let sin tell you what to do. NLT 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. MSG 17 But thank God you've started listening to a new master, NLT 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. MSG 18 one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom! NLT 19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. MSG 19 I'm using this freedom language because it's easy to picture. You can readily recall, can't you, how at one time the more you did just what you felt like doing - not caring about others, not caring about God - the worse your life became and the less freedom you had? And how much different is it now as you live in God's freedom, your lives healed and expansive in holiness? NLT 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. MSG 20 As long as you did what you felt like doing, ignoring God, you didn't have to bother with right thinking or right living, or right anything for that matter. NLT 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. MSG 21 But do you call that a free life? What did you get out of it? Nothing you're proud of now. Where did it get you? A dead end. NLT 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. MSG 22 But now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way! NLT 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. MSG 23 Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God's gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master.

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