Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1What shall we say, therefore? Shall we remain in sin that grace may abound? 2God forbid! For those of us who have died to sin, how shall we live in it again? 3Or do you not know that those of us who were baptized into Yeshua The Messiah were baptized into his death? 4We were buried with him in baptism into death, for as Yeshua The Messiah arose from among the dead in the glory of his Father, in this way also we shall walk in a new life. 5For if we have been planted as one with him in the likeness of his death, in this way also we shall be in his resurrection. 6For we know that our old person was crucified with him, that the body of sin would be destroyed, that we shall not again serve sin. 7For whoever is dead has been freed from sin.
8If therefore we are dead with The Messiah, let us believe that we shall live with The Messiah.* 9For we know that The Messiah arose from the place of the dead and he shall not die again, and death has no authority over him. 10For he who died to sin, died one time, and because he lives, he is living to God. 11In this way also consider yourselves that you are dead to sin and that you are living to God in Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.
12Sin shall not therefore reign in your dead body so that you shall obey its desires, 13Neither shall you present your members as weapons of evil for sin, but present yourselves to God as people who are alive from the dead and your members shall be weapons for the righteousness of God. 14And sin has no authority over you, for you are not under The Written Law, but under grace.
15What, therefore? Shall we sin because we are not under The Written Law but under grace? God forbid! 16Do you not know, that to whomever you give yourselves up to serve in bondage, his Servants you are, whom you obey, whether you listen* to sin or to righteousness? 17But thank God that you were Servants of sin and you obeyed from the heart that form of the teaching to which you are devoted. 18And when you were freed from sin you became Servants to righteousness. 19As a fellow man, I say to you because of the weakness of your flesh, that as you presented your members to the servitude of defilement and of evil, so also now present your members to the servitude of righteousness and of holiness.
20For when you became Servants of sin, you became free from righteousness. 21And what fruit did you have then, of which today you are ashamed? For its result is death. 22And now because you have been freed from sin and you are Servants to God, your fruit is holy, for the result of those things is eternal life. 23But the product of sin is death and the gift of God is eternal life in Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.