6 What then shall we say? Are we still to continue in sin that favour may abound?
2 Far be it! We who have died unto sin how any longer shall we live therein?
3 Or know ye not that we as many as were immersed into Christ [Jesus] into his death were immersed?
4 We were therefore buried together with him through our immersion into his death, In order that—Just as Christ was raised from among the dead through the glory of the Father So we also in newness of life should walk.
5 For if we have come to be grown together in the likeness of his death Certainly in that of his resurrection also shall we be.
6 Of this taking note—That our old man was crucified together with him In order that the sinful body might be made powerless, That we should no longer be in servitude to sin;
7 For he that hath died hath become righteously acquitted from his sin.
8 Now if we have died together with Christ we believe that we shall also live together with him;
9 Knowing that Christ having been raised from among the dead no more dieth,—Death over him no more hath lordship,—
10 For in that he died unto sin died he once for all, But in that he liveth he liveth unto God.
11 So ye also be reckoning yourselves to be—Dead indeed unto sin But alive unto God in Christ Jesus.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your death-doomed body That ye should be obedient to its covetings;
13 Neither be presenting your members as weapons of unrighteousness unto sin, But present yourselves unto God as though alive from among the dead, And your members as weapons of righteousness unto God;
14 For sin over you shall not have lordship For ye are not under law but under favour.
15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law but under favour? Far be it!
16 Know ye not that unto whom ye are presenting yourselves as servants for obedience Servants ye are unto [him unto] whom ye are obedient, Whether of sin unto death Or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But thanks be unto God that—Whereas ye were servants of sin Ye became obedient out of the heart unto the mould of teaching into which ye were delivered;
18 And being freed from sin ye were made servants unto righteousness;—
19 In human fashion am I speaking, because of the weakness of your flesh;—For just as ye presented your members as servants unto impurity and unto lawlessness [for lawlessness]. So now present ye your members as servants unto righteousness for sanctification.
20 For when ye were servants of sin ye were free as to righteousness;—
21 What fruit therefore had ye then—in things for which ye now are taking shame to yourselves? For the end of those things is death.
22 Whereas now having been freed from sin and made servants unto God Ye have your fruit for sanctification And the end life age-abiding.
23 For the wages of sin is death; But God’s gift of favour is life age-abiding In Christ Jesus our Lord.