I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
I am speaking
in human terms
, because of your natural limitations
you once presented your members
to impurity and
, so now present your members
leading to sanctification
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
that you have been set free from sin and
have become slaves
of God the fruit
leads to sanctification and
, eternal life
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
because of him you are in Christ Jesus
, who became
to us wisdom from God righteousness and sanctification and redemption
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
For this is
of God your sanctification
: that you abstain from sexual immorality
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
But we ought always
to give thanks
to God for you brothers beloved by
, because God chose you
as the firstfruits to
be saved through sanctification
by the Spirit and belief
in the truth
who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
to the foreknowledge
the Father in
of the Spirit
, for obedience
to Jesus Christ and
with his blood
May grace and peace
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