PAUL TO THE ROMANS
6:1 What, then, shall we declare? That we may be
persisting in sin that grace should be increasing?
2 May it not be coming to
that! We, who died to sin, how shall we still be living in it? 3 Or are
you ignorant that whoever are baptized into Christ Jesus, are baptized into His death? 4
We, then, were entombed together with Him through baptism into death, that, even as Christ
was roused from among the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also should be
walking in newness of life. 5 For if we have become planted together in
the likeness of His death, nevertheless we shall be of the resurrection also, 6
knowing this, that our old humanity was crucified together with Him, that the body of Sin
may be nullified, for us by no means to be still slaving for Sin, 7 for
one who dies has been justified from Sin.
8 Now if we died together with
Christ, we believe that we shall be living together with Him also, 9 having perceived that
Christ, being roused from among the dead, is no longer dying. Death is lording it over Him
no longer, 10 for in that He died, He died to Sin once for all time, yet
in that He is living, He is living to God. 11 Thus you also, be reckoning
yourselves to be dead, indeed, to Sin, yet living to God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
12 Let not Sin, then, be
reigning in your mortal body, for you to be obeying its lusts. 13 Nor yet
be presenting your members, as implements of injustice, to Sin, but present yourselves to
God as if alive from among the dead, and your members as implements of righteousness to
God. 14 For Sin shall not be lording it over you, for you are not under
law, but under grace.
15 What then? Should we be
sinning, seeing that we are not under law, but under grace?
May it not be coming to that! 16 Are you not aware
that to whom you are presenting yourselves as slaves for obedience, his slaves you are,
whom you are obeying, whether of Sin for death, or of Obedience for righteousness? 17
Now thanks be to God that you were slaves of Sin, yet you obey from the heart the type of
teaching to which you were given over. 18 Now, being freed from Sin, you
are enslaved to Righteousness.
19 As a man am I saying this,
because of the infirmity of your flesh. For even as you present your members as slaves to
Uncleanness and to Lawlessness for lawlessness, thus now present your members as slaves to
Righteousness for holiness. 20 For when you were slaves of Sin, you were
free as to Righteousness. 21 What fruit, then, had you then? of
which you are now ashamed, for, indeed, the consummation of those things is death. 22
Yet, now, being freed from Sin, yet enslaved to God, you have your fruit for holiness. Now
the consummation is life eonian. 23 For the ration of Sin is death, yet
the gracious gift of God is life eonian, in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
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