1 What do we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that favor may abound?
2 By no means. How shall we, who have died to sin, continue to live in it?
3 Do you not know, that as many as have been immersed into Jesus Christ, have been immersed into his death?
4 We have been buried, then, together with him, by the immersion into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father; so we also shall walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death; we shall then, also, certainly be in the likeness of his resurrection.
6 Knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we should not any longer serve sin:
7 for he that has died is released from sin.
8 Moreover, if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
9 Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies not again; death has no longer dominion over him:
10 for that he has died, he has died for sin once: but that he lives, he lives for God.
11 So reckon yourselves also dead, indeed, to sin; but alive to God, by Jesus Christ.
12 Let not sin, therefore, reign in your mortal body, by obeying it.
13 Neither present your members as instruments of unrighteousness, to sin; but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of righteousness, to God.
14 Besides, sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under law, but under favor.
15 What then do we say? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under favor?
16 Do you not know, that to whom you present yourselves servants, by obedience; his servants you are whom you thus obey; whether of sin into death, or of obedience into righteousness?
17 But, thanks to God, that though you were the servants of sin; yet you have heartily obeyed that model of doctrine to which you have been given up.
18 And being made free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness.
19 (I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh.) Wherefore, as you have presented your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity, to work iniquity; so present now your members, servants to righteousness, to work holiness.
20 For when you were servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.
21 And what fruit had you, then, from these things of which you are now ashamed? for the reward of these things is death.
22 But now, being set free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit to holiness: and the end, everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death: but the gracious gift of God is everlasting life, by Christ Jesus our Lord.