PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 6 ©
1 From hence forward the apostle teaches that they, who are justified by faith in Christ, are also renewed and sanctified by the power of Christ’s death and resurrection, and proves the same by the signification of our baptism. 5 As also by our union with Christ, whereby we are with Him dead to sin, and raised up unto a new life. 9 Testifies further that as Christ died but once, and from thence forward always lives in glory, so we also, when we believe, die to sin, that from thenceforth we may live holily. 12 From this draws a general exhortation that therefore sin must not have dominion over us, but we over sin. 15 And declares that the grace of God and the liberty in which we stand, must also move us thereto. 21 Finally he strengthens this his exhortation by the consideration of the fruit of sin, which is death; and of the end of sanctification, which is eternal life by grace given us through Christ.
WHAT 1shall we say then? Shall we continue 2in sin, that grace may 3abound?
4God forbid. How shall we, 5that are dead to sin, live any longer 6therein?
Know ye not, thata so many of us as were baptized 7into Jesus Christ were baptized 8into his death?
Therefore web are buried 9with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raisedc up from the dead 10by the glory of the Father, 11even so we also should walk ind newness of life.
Fore if we have been 12planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Knowing this, that 13our old man is crucified 14withfhim, that 15the body of sin might be 16destroyed, that henceforth we should 17not serve sin.
Forg he 18that is dead is 19freed from sin.
Nowh if we be dead 20with Christ, we believe that we shall also live 21with him:
Knowingi that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more 22dominion over him.
Forj in that he died, he died 23unto sin 24once: but in that he liveth, he liveth 25unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed 26unto sin, but alive unto 27God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
28Let not 29sin therefore 30reign in your 31mortal body, that ye should 32obey it in the lusts thereof.
Neither yield ye your members as 33instruments of unrighteousness 34unto sin: butk yield yourselves unto 35God, as those that are alive 36from the dead, and 37your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
For 38sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not 39under the law, 40but under grace.
41What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Know ye not, thatl to whom ye yield yourselves servants 42to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of 43sin unto death, or of 44obedience 45unto righteousness?
But God be thanked, that ye 46were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart 47that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Beingm then made free 48from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
I speak 49after the manner of men because of 50the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to 51uncleanness and 52to iniquity unto 53iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness 54unto holiness.
Forn when ye were the servants of sin, ye were 55free from righteousness.
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are 56now 57ashamed? for the end of those things 58is death.
But now being made free 59from sin, and become servants to 60God, ye have your fruit 61unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Foro62the wages of sin is 63death; butp64the gift of God is 65eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.