1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid! how shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into 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 planted together in the resemblance of his death, so shall we be also of his resurrection. 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we might no longer be inslaved to sin: 7 for he that is thus dead with Christ, is delivered from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: 9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more power over Him: for as He died, He died once for all on account of sin; 10 but as He liveth, He liveth unto God. 11 So also do ye reckon yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield your bodies as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but present yourselves to God as alive from the dead, and your bodies as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall have no power over you, inasmuch as 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? 16 God forbid! Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves servants to obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey? either of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that ye who were servants of sin, have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you: 18 and being set free from sin, ye are become the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: as ye have yielded your bodies servants to impurity and iniquity to work iniquity; so now present your bodies servants to righteousness, unto holiness. 20 For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit therefore had ye then in the things, which ye are now ashamed of? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being set free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.