1What, then, shall we say? Shall we continue in sin, to let favour increase?
2Let it not be! How shall we who died to sin#See Rom. 8:13; Col. 3:3; 1Pe. 2:24 still live in it?
3Or do you not know that as many of us as were immersed into Messiah יהושע were immersed into His death?
4We were therefore buried with Him through immersion into death, that as Messiah was raised from the dead by the esteem of the Father, so also we should walk in newness of life.
5For if we have come to be grown together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also of the resurrection,
6knowing this, that our old man was impaled with Him, so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, to serve sin no longer.
7For he who has died has been made right from sin.
8And if we died with Messiah, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
9knowing that Messiah, having been raised from the dead, dies no more – death no longer rules over Him.
10For in that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in that He lives, He lives to Elohim.
11So you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to Elohim in Messiah יהושע our Master.
12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, to obey it in its desires,
13neither present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to Elohim as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Elohim.
14For sin shall not rule over you,#See Gen. 4:7 for you are not under the law but under favour.
15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under Torah but under favour? Let it not be!
16Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
17But thanks to Elohim that you were servants of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of teaching to which you were entrusted.
18And having been set free from sin, you became servants of righteousness.
19I speak as a man, because of the weakness of your flesh. For even as you did present your members as servants of uncleanness, and of lawlessness resulting in lawlessness, so now present your members as servants of righteousness resulting in set-apartness.
20For when you were servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.
21What fruit, therefore, were you having then, over which you are now ashamed? For the end thereof is death.
22But now, having been set free from sin, and having become servants of Elohim, you have your fruit resulting in set-apartness, and the end, everlasting life.
23For the wages of sin is death,#See Rom. 8:13 but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah יהושע our Master.