6 1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may
2God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live
3Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ
Jesus were baptized into his death?
4We were buried therefore with him
through baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead
through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
5For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his
death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection;
6knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to
7for he that hath died is justified from sin.
8But if we died
with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;
Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion
10For the death that he died, he died unto sin once: but the
life that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11Even so reckon ye also
yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus.
not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts
13neither present your members unto sin as instruments
of unrighteousness; but present yourselves unto God, as alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under
15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under
grace? God forbid.
16Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves
as servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether
of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17But thanks be to
God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye became obedient from the heart
to that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered;
18and being made
free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.
19I speak after the
manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented
your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto
iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to
righteousness unto sanctification.
20For when ye were servants of sin, ye
were free in regard of righteousness.
21What fruit then had ye at that
time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is
22But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.
wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord.