16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves (A)to anyone as obedient slaves,[a] you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But (B)thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the (C)standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, (D)having been set free from sin, (E)have become slaves of righteousness. 19 (F)I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For (G)just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members (H)as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

20 (I)For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:16 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; twice in this verse; also verses 17, 19 (twice), 20

For (A)we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.

Read full chapter

19 They promise them (A)freedom, (B)but they themselves are slaves[a] of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 2 Peter 2:19 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Premium Gift Bible, TruTone, Berry
ESV Premium Gift Bible, TruTone, Berry
Retail: $16.99
Our Price: $5.99
Save: $11.00 (65%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Archaeology Study Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown)
ESV Archaeology Study Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown)
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $22.99
Save: $57.00 (71%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV MacArthur Study Bible--genuine top grain leather, black
ESV MacArthur Study Bible--genuine top grain leather, black
Retail: $199.99
Our Price: $89.99
Save: $110.00 (55%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover, Case of 40
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover, Case of 40
Retail: $119.60
Our Price: $59.60
Save: $60.00 (50%)