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.
Matacce ga zunubi, rayayye a cikin Kiristi
1Me za mu ce ke nan? Za mu ci gaba da yin zunubi domin alheri yă haɓaka? 2Sam, ko kaɗan! Mun mutu ga zunubi; ta yaya za mu ci gaba da rayuwa a cikinsa kuma? 3Ko ba ku sani ba cewa dukanmu da aka yi wa baftisma a cikin Kiristi Yesu an yi mana baftismar ne zuwa cikin mutuwarsa? 4Saboda haka, an binne mu da shi ke nan, ta wurin baftisma cikin mutuwarsa, domin kamar yadda aka tā da Kiristi daga matattu ta wurin ɗaukakar Uba, haka mu ma mu yi zaman sabuwar rayuwa.
5In kuwa mun zama ɗaya tare da shi haka a cikin mutuwarsa, tabbatacce mu ma za mu zama ɗaya tare da shi cikin tashinsa daga matattu. 6Gama mun san cewa an gicciye halayenmu na dā tare da shi domin a kawar da jikin nan mai zunubi don kada mu ƙara zama bayi ga zunubi 7domin duk wanda ya mutu an ’yantar da shi daga zunubi ke nan.
8To, in mun mutu tare da Kiristi, mun gaskata cewa za mu rayu tare da shi kuma. 9Gama mun san cewa da yake an tā da Kiristi daga matattu, ba zai sāke mutuwa ba; mutuwa ba ta da sauran iko a kansa. 10Mutuwar da ya yi, ya mutu ne sau ɗaya tak, saboda yă shafe zunubi, amma rayuwar da yake yi, yana yi ne cikin tarayya da Allah.
11Haka ku ma, ku ɗauke kanku matattu ne ga ikon zunubi amma rayayyu cikin tarayya da Allah cikin Kiristi Yesu. 12Saboda haka kada ku bar zunubi yă mallaki jikin nan naku mai mutuwa yă sa ku zama masu biyayya ga mugayen sha’awace-sha’awacensa. 13Kada ku miƙa gaɓoɓin jikinku ga zunubi a matsayin kayan aikin mugunta, sai dai ku miƙa kanku ga Allah, a matsayin waɗanda aka fitar da su daga mutuwa zuwa rai; ku kuma miƙa gaɓoɓin jikinku gare shi a matsayin kayan aikin adalci. 14Gama zunubi ba zai zama maigidanku ba, domin ba kwa ƙarƙashin doka, sai dai ƙarƙashin alheri.
Bayi ga adalci
15Me za mu ce ke nan? Za mu ci gaba yin zunubi domin ba ma ƙarƙashin doka sai dai ƙarƙashin alheri? Sam, ko kaɗan! 16Ba ku sani ba cewa sa’ad da kuka miƙa kanku ga wani don ku yi masa biyayya a matsayin bayi, ko ku bayi ne ga zunubi, wanda yake kai ga mutuwa, ko kuwa ga biyayya, wadda take kai ga adalci, ashe, ba kun zama bayi ga wannan da kuke yi wa biyayya ba ke nan? 17Amma godiya ga Allah don ko da yake a dā ku bayi ne ga ikon zunubi, da dukan zuciyarku kun yi biyayya ga irin koyarwar da aka danƙa muku. 18An ’yanta ku daga zunubi, kun kuma zama bayi ga aikin adalci.
19Ina magana ne kamar mutane saboda kun raunana a jikinku. Kamar yadda kuka saba miƙa gaɓoɓin jikinku a bautar abubuwan ƙazanta da mugun aiki a kan mugun aiki, saboda haka yanzu sai ku miƙa su bayi ga aikin adalci mai kai ga zaman tsarki. 20Sa’ad da kuke bayin zunubi, ba ruwanku da aikin adalci. 21Wace riba ce kuka samu a lokacin, daga abubuwan nan da yanzu suka zama muku abin kunya? Ƙarshen irin abubuwan nan dai, mutuwa ne! 22Amma a yanzu da aka ’yantar da ku daga zunubi kuka kuma zama bayi ga Allah, ribar da kuka samu tana kai ga zaman tsarki, ƙarshenta kuwa rai madawwami ne. 23Gama sakamakon zunubi mutuwa ne, amma kyautar Allah rai madawwami ne a cikin Kiristi Yesu Ubangijinmu.