1 What shall we say then? shall wee continue in sinne: that grace may abound?
2God forbid: how shall wee that are dead to sinne, liue any longer therein?
3Know ye not, that so many of vs as were baptized into Iesus Christ, were baptized into his death?
4Therefore wee are buryed with him by baptisme into death, that like as Christ was raised vp from the dead by the glorie of the Father: euen so wee also should walke in newnesse of life.
5For if we haue bene planted together in the likenesse of his death: wee shalbe also in the likenesse of his resurrection:
6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the bodie of sinne might bee destroyed, that hencefoorth we should not serue sinne.
7For he that is dead, is freed from sinne.
8Now if we be dead with Christ, we beleeue that we shal also liue with him:
9Knowing that Christ being raysed from the dead, dieth no more, death hath no more dominion ouer him.
10For in that he dyed, he dyed vnto sinne once: but in that hee liueth, hee liueth vnto God.
11Likewise reckon yee also your selues to be dead indeed vnto sinne: but aliue vnto God, through Iesus Christ our Lord.
12Let not sinne reigne therfore in your mortall body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13Neither yeeld yee your members as instruments of vnrighteousnes vnto sinne: but yeelde your selues vnto God, as those that are aliue from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousnesse vnto God.
14For sinne shall not haue dominion ouer you, for yee are not vnder the Law, but vnder Grace.
15What then? shal we sinne, because wee are not vnder the Law, but vnder Grace? God forbid.
16Know ye not, that to whom yee yeeld your selues seruants to obey, his seruants ye are to whom ye obey: whether of sinne vnto death, or of obedience vnto righteousnesse?
17But God bee thanked, that yee were the seruants of sinne: but ye haue obeyed from the heart that fourme of doctrine, which was deliuered you.
18Being then made free from sinne, yee became the seruants of righteousnesse.
19I speake after the maner of men, because of the infirmitie of your flesh: for as yee haue yeelded your members seruants to vncleannesse and to iniquitie, vnto iniquitie: euen so now yeelde your members seruants to righteousnesse, vnto holinesse.
20For when yee were the seruants of sinne ye were free from righteousnesse.
21What fruit had yee then in those things, whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22But now being made free from sinne, and become seruants to God, yee haue your fruit vnto holinesse, and the end euerlasting life.
23For the wages of sinne is death: but the gift of God is eternall life, through Iesus Christ our Lord.