What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2Astaghfirullah! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer? 3Or don’t you know that all we who were baptized into al-Masih ‘Isa were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like al-Masih was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection; 6knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. 7For he who has died has been freed from sin. 8But if we died with al-Masih, we believe that we will also live with him; 9knowing that al-Masih, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him! 10For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to Allah. 11Thus also consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to Allah in al-Masih ‘Isa our Lord.
12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to Allah, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Allah. 14For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under shariah, but under grace. 15What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under shariah, but under grace? Astaghfirullah! 16Don’t you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obey, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? 17Alhamdulillah! Once you were slaves of sin, but you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were entrusted. 18Being made free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
19I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your bodies as servants to uncleanness and wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your bodies as servants to righteousness resulting in holiness. 20For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of Allah, you have the fruit of holiness, and the result of eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of Allah is eternal life in al-Masih ‘Isa our Lord.