1 What, then, shall we say? shall we continue in the sin that the grace may abound?
2 let it not be! we who died to the sin -- how shall we still live in it?
3 are you ignorant that we, as many as were baptized to Christ Jesus, to his death were baptized?
4 we were buried together, then, with him through the baptism to the death, that even as Christ was raised up out of the dead through the glory of the Father, so also we in newness of life might walk.
5 For, if we have become planted together to the likeness of his death, so also we shall be of the rising again;
6 this knowing, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of the sin may be made useless, for our no longer serving the sin;
7 for he who has died has been set free from the sin.
8 And if we died with Christ, we believe that we also shall live with him,
9 knowing that Christ, having been raised up out of the dead, does no more die, death over him has no more lordship;
10 for in that he died, to the sin he died once, and in that he lives, he lives to God;
11 so also you, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to the sin, and living to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not then the sin reign in your mortal body, to obey it in its desires;
13 neither present you your members instruments of unrighteousness to the sin, but present yourselves to God as living out of the dead, and your members instruments of righteousness to God;
14 for sin over you shall not have lordship, for you are not under law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? let it not be!
16 Have you not known that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, servants you are to him to whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
17 and thanks to God, that you were servants of the sin, and -- were obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were delivered up;
18 and having been freed from the sin, you became servants to the righteousness.
19 In the manner of men I speak, because of the weakness of your flesh, for even as you did present your members servants to the uncleanness and to the lawlessness -- to the lawlessness, so now present your members servants to the righteousness -- to sanctification,
20 for when you were servants of the sin, you were free from the righteousness,
21 what fruit, therefore, were you having then, in the things of which you are now ashamed? for the end of those is death.
22 And now, having been freed from the sin, and having become servants to God, you have your fruit -- to sanctification, and the end life age-during;
23 for the wages of the sin is death, and the gift of God is life age-during in Christ Jesus our Lord.