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Romans 6:1-23

Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,6:6 Or be rendered powerless that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

8Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

11In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, 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. 14For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Slaves to Righteousness

15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

19I am using an example from everyday life 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 leading to holiness. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in6:23 Or through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Knijga O Kristu

Rimljanima 6:1-23

Snaga grijeha je slomljena

1Što reći? Zar da i dalje griješimo kako bi nam Bog mogao iskazivati sve više milosti praštanja? 2Nipošto! Umrli smo grijehu, pa kako da onda i dalje živimo u njemu? 3Ili ne znate da smo mi, koji smo krštenjem postali jedno s Kristom Isusom, i umrli skupa s njim? 4Jer umrli smo i pokopani s Kristom u krštenju. I kao što je Krist ustao od mrtvih slavnom Očevom moći, tako i mi sada možemo živjeti novim životom.

5Kao što smo s njim ujedinjeni u njegovoj smrti, također ćemo i uskrsnuti poput njega. 6Naš je stari čovjek raspet s Isusom kako bi grijeh izgubio vlast nad našim životom. Više ne robujemo grijehu 7jer smo, umrijevši s Kristom, od grijeha opravdani. 8A budući da smo s Kristom umrli, znamo da ćemo s njime i živjeti, 9jer Krist je ustao od mrtvih i više nikad neće umrijeti. Nad njime smrt više nema nikakve moći. 10Umro je jednom zauvijek da slomi moć grijeha, ali sada zauvijek živi Bogu na slavu. 11Tako i vi sebe smatrajte mrtvima za grijeh, a živima Bogu na slavu kroz Isusa Krista.

12Tako i vi: ne dopustite da grijeh i dalje gospodari vašim smrtnim tijelom i ne popuštajte grešnim željama. 13Nemojte da koji ud vašega tijela postane oruđem zla tako što ćete ga uporabiti za grijeh. Umjesto toga se posve predajte Bogu jer ste dobili novi život. Neka cijelo vaše tijelo bude oruđe koje će činiti dobro Bogu na slavu. 14Grijeh više neće nad vama gospodariti jer više niste podložni Zakonu koji vas čini robovima grijeha. Oslobođeni ste Božjom milošću!

Sloboda za poslušnost Bogu

15Ako nas je Božja milost oslobodila Zakona, znači li to da i dalje možemo griješiti? Nipošto! 16Ne shvaćate li da sami birate sebi gospodara? Možete izabrati grijeh, koji vodi u smrt, ili možete izabrati poslušnost Bogu i da vas on prihvati kao pravedne. 17Hvala Bogu! Nekoć ste bili robovi grijehu, ali sada ste svim srcem prihvatili novo učenje koje vam je Bog dao. 18Slobodni ste od grijeha kojemu ste prije služili i postali ste robovima pravednosti.

19Govorim vam služeći se prispodobom o robovima i gospodarima jer je to lako razumjeti. Prije ste bili robovi nečistoće i bezakonja. Sada budite robovi pravednosti da biste bili sveti.

20Dok ste bili robovi grijeha, bili ste slobodni od pravednosti. 21A čime je to urodilo? Ne dobrim, jer se sada sramite onoga što ste činili, što vodi u vječnu smrt. 22Ali sada ste oslobođeni od snage grijeha i postali ste Božjim robovima te činite ono što vodi svetosti i vječnome životu. 23Jer plaća za grijeh je smrt, a Božji je dar vječni život u našemu Gospodinu Isusu Kristu.