Romans 6

1 Therefore what will we say? Are we remaining in sin, in order that grace {Or: favor; and so elsewhere in the letters to the congregations} may increase? 2 Let it not happen! We who died to sin, how will we live in it any longer? 3 Or are you* ignorant that as many as were immersed* into Christ Jesus were immersed* into his death? 4 Therefore we were buried together with him through the immersion* into his death; in order that just, like Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we might also walk in newness of life. 5 For* if we have become unified together with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be unified with him in the likeness of his resurrection. 6 Knowing this, that our old man was crucified together with him, in order that the body of sin might be done, away, that we are to be enslaved to sin no longer; 7 for* he who has died has been made righteous away from sin. 8 But if we died together with Christ, we believe that we will also be living together with him; 9 knowing that Christ having been raised up from the dead dies no more; death has no more lordship over him. 10 For* that death that he died to sin, he died to sin once for all, but that life that he lives, he is living to God. 11 So you* also, count yourselves to be indeed dead to sin, but living to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your, your* mortal body, *that* you* might obey* it in its lusts; 13 nor present your, your* members as weapons of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God, as living from the dead and your, your* members as weapons of righteousness to God. 14 For* sin will not have lordship over you*; for* you* are not under the law, but under grace. 15 Therefore what? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? Let it not happen! 16 Do you* not know, that to whom you* present yourselves as bondservants to obedience, you* are the bondservants to whom you* obey*; either of sin to death or of obedience to righteousness? 17 But gratitude to God, that, though you* were bondservants of sin, you* obeyed* from the heart the pattern {Or: example; 6: 3-6} of teaching to which you* were given; 18 and having been made free from sin, you* were enslaved to righteousness.

19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your, your* flesh; for* just, as you* presented your, your* members as bondservants to uncleanness and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your, your* members as bondservants to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 For* when you* were bondservants of sin, you* were free in regard to the righteousness. 21 Therefore, what fruit were you* having then in the things of which you* are now ashamed? For* the end of those things is death. 22 But now, having been made free from sin and having been enslaved to God, you* have your, your* fruit leading to holiness and the end everlasting life. 23 For* the compensations of sin is death, but the gift* of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord.



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