1 What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound
2 By no means: we who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
3 Know ye not, that we all, who have been baptized into Jesus Christ, have been baptized into his death?
4 Buried then have we been with him through baptism unto death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life:
5 For if we have been ingrafted in the likeness of his death, doubtless we shall also be partakers of his resurrection;
6 Knowing this, that our old man was crucified, together with him, that abolished might be the body of sin, so that we may no longer serve sin:
7 For he who has died, has been freed from sin.
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;
9 Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more, death no more reigns over him:
10 For that he died, he once for sin died; and that he lives, he lives to God.
11 So also regard ye yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Let not sin then reign in your mortal body, so as to obey it. in its lusts.
13 Neither present your members, as weapons of unrighteousness, to sin; but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members, as weapons of righteousness, to God:
14 For sin shall not rule over you, since ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? By no means:
16 Know ye not that to whom ye present yourselves servants for obedience, ye are the servants of him whom ye obey, whether of sin for death, or of obedience for righteousness?
17 But thanks to God; for ye have been the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart the form of doctrine into which you were delivered;
18 And having been freed from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak what is human on account of the infirmity of your flesh: As ye have presented your members to uncleanness and to iniquity for iniquity, so also now present your members servants to righteousness for holiness:
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit therefore had you then in those things, of which ye are now ashamed? for their end is death;
22 But now, having been freed from sin and made servants to God, ye have your fruit, holiness, and your end, eternal life:
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.