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