12 Therefore do not let sin reign(A) in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness,(B) but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.(C) 14 For sin shall no longer be your master,(D) because you are not under the law,(E) but under grace.(F)

Slaves to Righteousness

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace?(G) By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey(H)—whether you are slaves to sin,(I) which leads to death,(J) or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

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