18 You have been set free from sin(A) and have become slaves to righteousness.(B)

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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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25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!(A)

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law,(B) but in my sinful nature[a] a slave to the law of sin.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:25 Or in the flesh

22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person;(A) similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.(B)

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Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ,(A) doing the will of God from your heart.

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16 Live as free people,(A) but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;(B) live as God’s slaves.(C)

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