17 But thanks be to God(A) that, though you used to be slaves to sin,(B) you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching(C) that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin(D) and have become slaves to righteousness.(E)

19 I am using an example from everyday life(F) because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness(G) leading to holiness.

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