16 Do you not know that (A)to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

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16 Do you not (A)know that the one to whom you present yourselves as (B)slaves for obedience, you are slaves of that same one whom you obey, either of (C)sin [a]resulting in death, or of obedience [b]resulting in righteousness?

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  1. Romans 6:16 Lit to death
  2. Romans 6:16 Lit to righteousness

16 Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?

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16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey(A)—whether you are slaves to sin,(B) which leads to death,(C) or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

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16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

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19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness [a]for holiness.

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  1. Romans 6:19 unto sanctification

19 (A)I am speaking [a]in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just (B)as you presented [b]the parts of your body as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, [c]resulting in further lawlessness, so now present [d]your body’s parts as slaves to righteousness, [e]resulting in sanctification.

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  1. Romans 6:19 I.e., reluctantly using slavery as an analogy
  2. Romans 6:19 Lit your parts as
  3. Romans 6:19 Lit to lawlessness
  4. Romans 6:19 Lit your parts as
  5. Romans 6:19 Lit to sanctification

19 I am speaking in [familiar] human terms because of your natural limitations [your spiritual immaturity]. For just as you presented your bodily members as slaves to impurity and to [moral] lawlessness, leading to further lawlessness, so now offer your members [your abilities, your talents] as slaves to righteousness, leading to [a]sanctification [that is, being set apart for God’s purpose].

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  1. Romans 6:19 There are three basic kinds of sanctification in the NT: (1) Positional sanctification is based on the death of Christ. Every believer is a saint and is holy before God. The believer is “set apart for God” and in some instances “set apart for God’s purpose” (Heb 10:10, 14, 29); (2) Practical sanctification is a progressive process and means “growing in righteous living” as the believer matures spiritually (Rom 6:13; 1 Thess 5:23; 1 Pet 1:16); (3) Ultimate sanctification is that which is to come when the believer stands before God (Eph 5:26, 27).

19 I am using an example from everyday life(A) 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(B) leading to holiness.

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19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

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34 (A)Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; (B)for some do not have the knowledge of God. (C)I speak this to your shame.

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34 (A)Sober up [a]morally and stop sinning, for some have (B)no knowledge of God. (C)I say this to your shame.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 15:34 Lit righteously

34 Be sober-minded [be sensible, wake up from your spiritual stupor] as you ought, and stop sinning; for some [of you] have no knowledge of God [you are disgracefully ignorant of Him, and ignore His truths]. I say this to your shame.

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34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God(A)—I say this to your shame.(B)

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34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

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Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. (A)He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, (B)that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been (C)born of God does not sin, for (D)His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

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(A)Little children, make sure no one (B)deceives you; (C)the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is (D)of the devil; for the devil [a]has been sinning from the beginning. (E)The Son of God (F)appeared for this purpose, (G)to destroy the works of the devil. No one who has been (H)born of God practices sin, because His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin continually, because he has been born of God.

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  1. 1 John 3:8 Lit sins

Little children (believers, dear ones), do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who practices righteousness [the one who strives to live a consistently honorable life—in private as well as in public—and to conform to God’s precepts] is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, because [a]God’s seed [His principle of life, the essence of His righteous character] remains [permanently] in him [who is born again—who is reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose]; and he [who is born again] cannot habitually [live a life characterized by] sin, because he is born of God and longs to please Him.

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  1. 1 John 3:9 I.e. in human terms, God’s seed is like a divine “genetic code” which is passed on to His children and produces in them the desire to live in a way which pleases Him.

Dear children,(A) do not let anyone lead you astray.(B) The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.(C) The one who does what is sinful is of the devil,(D) because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God(E) appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.(F) No one who is born of God(G) will continue to sin,(H) because God’s seed(I) remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.

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Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

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Blessed are those who (A)hunger and thirst for righteousness,
(B)For they shall be filled.

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