ABU(i) 1 WHAT then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Far be it! How shall we who died to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that all we who were immersed into Jesus Christ were immersed into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by the immersion into his death; that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with the likeness of his death, we shall be also with that of his resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, in order that we should no longer be in bondage to sin. 7 For he that died has been justified from sin. 8 And if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; 9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more; death has dominion over him no more. 10 For in that he died, he died to sin once; but in that he lives, he lives to God. 11 So also reckon ye yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof; 13 nor yield your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but yield yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness. 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? Far be it! 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that ye were servants of sin, but obeyed from the heart that form of teaching which was delivered to you; 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 yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity; so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto sanctification. 20 For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free as to righteousness. 21 What fruit therefore had ye then in those 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 everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, in Jesus Christ our Lord.