Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin to death…
"Is it your opinion," said Socrates, "that liberty is a fair and valuable possession?" "So valuable," replied Euthydemus, "that I know of nothing more precious." "But he who is so far overcome by sensual pleasure that he is not able to practise what is best, and consequently the most eligible — do you count this more free, Euthydemus?" "Far from it," replied the other. "You think, then," said Socrates, "that freedom consists in being able to do what is right, and slavery, in not being able; whatever may be the cause that deprives us of the power?" "I do, most certainly." "The debauchee, then, you must suppose is in this state of slavery?" "I do, and with good reason."
Parallel VersesKJV: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?