Chapter 6Romans

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1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in :sin, that :grace may abound? 2 Be it not so. We who died to :sin, how shall we any longer live therein? 3 Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his :death? 4 We were buried therefore with him through :baptism into :death: that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become like-natured with him in the likeness of his :death, we shall yet be also in the likeness of the resurrection; 6 knowing this, that our old :man was crucified with him, that the body of :sin be done away, that we no longer be in bondage to :sin; 7 for who hath died is justified from :sin. 8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; 9 †knowing that Christ raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more lords it over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once for all: but in that he liveth, he liveth to :God. 11 Thus ye also reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to :God in Christ Jesus. 12 Let not :sin therefore reign in your mortal :body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof: 13 neither be presenting your :members to :sin as weapons of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to :God, as alive from the dead, and your :members as weapons of righteousness to :God. 14 For sin shall not lord it over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? Be it not so. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye are presenting yourselves as bondmen unto obedience, his bondmen ye are whom ye are obeying; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But thanks to :God, that, ye were bondmen of :sin, but became obedient from the heart to what pattern of teaching ye were delivered; 18 and, freed from :sin, ye came into bondage of :righteousness. 19 I speak after men’s manner because of the infirmity of your :flesh: for as ye presented your :members enslaved to :uncleanness, and to :lawlessness unto :lawlessness, thus now present your :members enslaved to :righteousness unto sanctification. 20 For when ye were bondmen of :sin, ye were free as to :righteousness. 21 What fruit therefore had ye then in the things ye are now ashamed of? for the end of those is death. 22 But now, freed from :sin and enslaved to :God, ye have your :fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life. 23 For the wages of :sin is death; but the free gift of :God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our :Lord.

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