1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
2 Let it not be! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were immersed into Christ Jesus were
immersed into His death?
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through immersion into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also
shall be in resurrection,
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be
nullified, that we should no longer serve sin.
7 For he who has died has been justified from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer
has dominion over Him.
10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He
lives unto God.
11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but
present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments
of righteousness to God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under Law but under grace.
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under Law but under grace? Let it not
16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that
one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto
17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart
that form of doctrine which was delivered to you.
18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves to righteousness.
19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you
presented your members as slaves to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity, so now
present your members as slaves to righteousness unto sanctification.
20 For when you were slaves to sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the
end of those things is death.
22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves to God, you have
your fruit unto sanctification, and the end, eternal life.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our