16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey(A)—whether you are slaves to sin,(B) which leads to death,(C) or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

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21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!(A)

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17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,(A) for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”(B)

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16 The wages of the righteous is life,(A)
    but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.(B)

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For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins(A) is the one who will die.(B)

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32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death,(A) they not only continue to do these very things but also approve(B) of those who practice them.

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Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man,(A) and death through sin,(B) and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned(C)

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For when we were in the realm of the flesh,[a](A) the sinful passions aroused by the law(B) were at work in us,(C) so that we bore fruit for death.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 7:5 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
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13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good(A) to bring about my death,(B) so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.

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The mind governed by the flesh is death,(A) but the mind governed by the Spirit is life(B) and peace.

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13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die;(A) but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,(B) you will live.(C)

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Do not be deceived:(A) God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.(B)

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Whoever sows to please their flesh,(A) from the flesh will reap destruction;(B) whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.(C)

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15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin;(A) and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.(B)

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