- What shall we say then?
Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
- God forbid.
We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?
- Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
- We were buried therefore with him through baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
- For if we have become united with [him] in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of his resurrection;
- knowing this, that our old man was crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin;
- for he that hath died is justified from sin.
- But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;
- knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death no more hath dominion over him.
- For the death that he died, he died unto sin once: but the life that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
- Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus.
- Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof:
- neither present your members unto sin [as] instruments of unrighteousness;
but present yourselves unto God, as alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God.
- For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace.
- What then?
shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace?
- Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves [as] servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
- But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered;
- and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.
- I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members [as] servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members [as] servants to righteousness unto sanctification.
- For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.
- What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed?
for the end of those things is death.
- But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.
- For the wages of sin is death;
but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.