What, then? May we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? It could not be!
What, then, shall we say? Shall we persist in sin, that grace may abound?
What, then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we before charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
And, to the Jews, I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those under law, as under law (not being myself under law), that I might gain those under law;
Having, therefore, these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
But, if while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, is, then, Christ a minister of sin? It could not be!
For by grace ye have been saved through faith: and this, not of yourselves, it is the gift of God:
For the salvation-imparting grace of God appeared to all men,
For there crept in stealthily certain men, who of old were set forth for this condemnation, ungodly men, changing the grace of our God into lasciviousness; and denying the only Master and our Lord Jesus Christ.