Dead to Sin, Alive to God

What shall we say then? (A)Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who (B)died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that (C)as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus (D)were baptized into His death? Therefore we were (E)buried with Him through baptism into death, that (F)just as Christ was raised from the dead by (G)the glory of the Father, (H)even so we also should walk in newness of life.

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Nevertheless (A)God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by (B)the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming, but also by the [a]consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.

For even if I made you (C)sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; (D)though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For (E)godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; (F)but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what (G)clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be (H)clear in this matter.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 7:7 comfort

If we (A)confess our sins, He is (B)faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to (C)cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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16 [a]Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. (A)The effective, [b]fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

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Footnotes

  1. James 5:16 NU Therefore confess your sins
  2. James 5:16 supplication

You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and [a]war. [b]Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:2 battle
  2. James 4:2 NU, M omit Yet