6 What shall we therefore say? “let us keep on with sin so that there may be plenty of grace”? 2 away with the thought! We who died to sin, how are we to live in it still? 3 Or are you unaware that we, whoever were baptized into Christ Jesus, were baptized into his death? 4 so we were buried together with him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the Father’s glory, so we too should walk on the new footing of life. 5 For if we have come to be twinned with the likeness of his death, yet so shall we of his resurrection; 6 knowing this, that the old man of us was crucified with him in order that sin’s body might be discontinued so that we should no longer belong to sin; 7 for he who has died is acquitted of sin. 8 And if we died with Christ we believe that we shall also live with him, 9 knowing that Christ risen from the dead does not die anymore; death no longer has jurisdiction over him; 10 because his dying he did to sin, once for all, but his living he is doing to God. 11 So you too: count it that you are dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 So let sin not reign in your mortal body to have you obey its desires, 13 ** and do not present your organs to be sin’s instruments for wrong-doing, but present yourselves to God like men alive from the dead and your organs to be God’s instruments for right-doing. 14 For sin is not to have jurisdiction over you; for you are not under the law but under grace. 15 What then? are we to sin because we are not under the law but under grace? away with the thought! 16 * Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves as his for obedience, his you are, his whom you obey? either sin’s, for death, or obedience’s, for righteousness. 17 * But thanks be to God that you were slaves to sin but obeyed with goodwill the pattern of teaching under which you were put, 18 and, set free from sin, were enslaved to righteousness— 19 ** I use human language in view of the weakness of your flesh; for, as you did present your organs in servitude to uncleanness and wickedness for wickedness, so now present your organs in servitude to righteousness for sanctification. 20 For when you were in servitude to sin you were free as regards righteousness; 21 so what fruit did you have then? things you are now ashamed of. For the end of those things is death; 22 but now, set free from sin but enslaved to God, you have your fruit for sanctification, and the end eternal life. 23 For sin’s pay is death, but God’s gracious gift is eternal life in our Lord Christ Jesus.
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