Romanos 6

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live in it?

3 Or are you{+} ignorant that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death: that like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have become united with [him] in the likeness of his death, we will be also [in the likeness] of his resurrection;

6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be done away, it no longer to serve us as slaves to sin;

7 for he who has died is justified from sin.

8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him;

9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death no more has dominion over him.

10 For the death that he died, he died to sin once: but the life that he lives, he lives to God.

11 Even so reckon{+} also yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

12 Don't let sin therefore reign in your{+} mortal body, that you{+} should obey its desires:

13 neither present your{+} members to sin [as] instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your{+} members [as] instruments of righteousness to God.

14 For sin will not have dominion over you{+}: for you{+} are not under law, but under grace.

15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Don't you{+} know, that to whom you{+} present yourselves [as] slaves to obedience, his slaves you{+} are whom you{+} obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas you{+} were slaves of sin, you{+} became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you{+} were delivered;

18 and being made free from sin, you{+} were made a slave to righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your{+} flesh: for as you{+} presented your{+} members [as] slaves to impurity and to iniquity to iniquity, even so now present your{+} members [as] slaves to righteousness to sanctification.

20 For when you{+} were slaves of sin, you{+} were free in regard of righteousness.

21 What fruit then did you{+} have at that time in the things of which you{+} are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin and being made slaves to God, you{+} have your{+} fruit to sanctification, and the end eternal life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.