Romans 6:16-20

16Do you not know that if you present yourselves a  to anyone as obedient slaves,
For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (twice in this verse and verse 19; also once in verses 17, 20)
you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
17But c  thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the d  standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18and, e  having been set free from sin, f  have become slaves of righteousness. 19 g  I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For h  just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members i  as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

20 j  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
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