CEBCommon English Bible
1So what are we going to say? Should we continue sinning so grace will multiply? 2Absolutely not! All of us died to sin. How can we still live in it? 3Or don’t you know that all who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4Therefore, we were buried together with him through baptism into his death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too can walk in newness of life. 5If we were united together in a death like his, we will also be united together in a resurrection like his. 6This is what we know: the person that we used to be was crucified with him in order to get rid of the corpse that had been controlled by sin. That way we wouldn’t be slaves to sin anymore, 7because a person who has died has been freed from sin’s power. 8But if we died with Christ, we have faith that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and he will never die again. Death no longer has power over him. 10He died to sin once and for all with his death, but he lives for God with his life. 11In the same way, you also should consider yourselves dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.
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