Berean Literal Bible
Dead to Sin, Alive to God
1What then will we say? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2Never may it be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 3Or are you unaware that as many as have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised up out from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life.
5For if we have become united in the likeness of His death, certainly also we will be of the resurrection, 6knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, so that the body of sin might be annulled, that we are no longer enslaved to sin. 7For the one having died has been freed from sin.
8Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him, 9knowing that Christ, having been raised up out from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer rules over Him. 10For that which He died, He died to sin once for all; but that which He lives, He lives to God. 11So also you, consider yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but living to God in Christ Jesus.
12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, in order to obey its desires. 13Neither yield your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but yield yourselves to God, as living out from the dead, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness. 14For sin will not rule over you, for you are not under law, but under grace.
The Wages of Sin
15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law, but under grace? Never may it be! 16Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves as slaves for obedience, you are slaves to him whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that you who were slaves of sin have now become obedient from the heart to the pattern of teaching to which you were committed. 18And having been set free from sin, you have become slaves to righteousness.
19I speak in human terms on account of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you yielded your members in bondage to impurity and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now yield your members in bondage to righteousness unto sanctification.
20For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.
21What fruit, therefore, did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
22But now, having been set free from sin, and having become slaves to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end is eternal life.
23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.