13 and do not go on (A)presenting [a]the parts of your body to sin as [b]instruments of unrighteousness; but (B)present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead, and [c]your body’s parts as [d]instruments of righteousness for God.

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  1. Romans 6:13 Lit your parts to sin
  2. Romans 6:13 Or weapons
  3. Romans 6:13 Lit your parts as
  4. Romans 6:13 Or weapons

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

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

God-pleasing Sacrifices

15 (A)Through Him then, let’s continually offer up a (B)sacrifice of praise to God, that is, (C)the fruit of lips praising His name.

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(A)you also, as living stones, [a]are being built up as a (B)spiritual house for a holy (C)priesthood, to (D)offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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  1. 1 Peter 2:5 Or allow yourselves to be built up; or build yourselves up