1: What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2: God forbid. 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 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. 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: 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; 7: for he that 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 being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him. 10: For the death that he died, he died unto sin once: but the life that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11: Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus. 12: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof: 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. 14: For sin shall not have dominion 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? God forbid. 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? 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; 18: and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness. 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. 20: For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness. 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. 22: But now being made free from sin and become servants 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.