17 But (A)thanks be to God that [a]though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that [b](B)form of teaching to which you were entrusted, 18 and after being (C)freed from sin, you became slaves to righteousness. 19 (D)I am speaking [c]in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just (E)as you presented [d]the parts of your body as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, [e]resulting in further lawlessness, so now present [f]your body’s parts as slaves to righteousness, [g]resulting in sanctification.

20 For (F)when you were slaves of sin, you were free in relation to righteousness. 21 Therefore what [h](G)benefit were you then [i]deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is (H)death. 22 But now having been (I)freed from sin and (J)enslaved to God, you [j]derive your [k](K)benefit, [l]resulting in sanctification, and (L)the outcome, eternal life. 23 For the wages of (M)sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is (N)eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  1. Romans 6:17 Lit you were slaves...but you became
  2. Romans 6:17 Or pattern
  3. Romans 6:19 I.e., reluctantly using slavery as an analogy
  4. Romans 6:19 Lit your parts as
  5. Romans 6:19 Lit to lawlessness
  6. Romans 6:19 Lit your parts as
  7. Romans 6:19 Lit to sanctification
  8. Romans 6:21 Lit fruit
  9. Romans 6:21 Lit having
  10. Romans 6:22 Lit have
  11. Romans 6:22 Lit fruit
  12. Romans 6:22 Lit to sanctification

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