Romans 6

Dead to Sin, Alive to God

1What shall we say then? a  Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can b  we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us c  who have been baptized d  into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were e  buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as f  Christ was raised from the dead by g  the glory of the Father, we too might walk in h  newness of life.

5For i  if we have been united with him in j  a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that k  our old self
Greek man
m  was crucified with him in order that n  the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
7For o  one who has died p  has been set free
Greek  has been justified
from sin.
8Now r  if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that s  Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; t  death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin u  once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves v  dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12Let not w  sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 x  Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but y  present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14For z  sin aa  will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Slaves to Righteousness

15What then? ab  Are we to sin ac  because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Do you not know that if you present yourselves ad  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 af  thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the ag  standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18and, ah  having been set free from sin, ai  have become slaves of righteousness. 19 aj  I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For ak  just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members al  as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

20 am  For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 an  But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things ao  of which you are now ashamed? ap  For the end of those things is death. 22But now that you aq  have been set free from sin and ar  have become slaves of God as  the fruit you get leads to sanctification and at  its end, eternal life. 23 au  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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