Modern Literal Version
[Romans 6]

     6:1 Therefore what will we say? Are we remaining in sin, in order that grace {Or: favor; and so elsewhere in the letters to the congregations} may increase? 6:2 Let it not happen! We who died to sin, how will we still be living in it? 6:3 Or are you* ignorant that as many as were immersed* into Christ Jesus were immersed* into his death? 6:4 Therefore we were buried together with him through the immersion* into his death; in order that just-like Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we might also walk in newness of life. 6:5 For* if we have become unified together with him in the likeness of his death, but also, we will be unified with himin the likeness of his resurrection. 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man was crucified together with him, in order that the body of sin might be done-away, that we are to be enslaved to sin no longer; 6:7 for* he who died has been made righteous away from sin. 6:8 But if we died together with Christ, we believe that we will also be living together with him; 6:9 knowing that Christ having been raised up from the dead dies no more; death has no more lordship over him. 6:10 For*that deaththat he died to sin, he died to sin once for all, but that life that he lives, he is living to God. 6:11 So you* also, count* yourselves to be indeed dead to sin, but living to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

     6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your* mortal body, *that* you* might obey* it in its lusts; 6:13nor present* your* members as weapons of unrighteousness to sin, but present* yourselves to God, as living from the dead and your* members as weapons of righteousness to God. 6:14 For* sin will not have lordship over you*; for* you* are not under the law, but under grace. 6:15 Therefore what? Will we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? Let it not happen! 6:16 Do you* not know, that to whom you* present yourselves as bondservants to obedience, you* are thebondservants to whom you* obey*; either of sin to death or of obedience to righteousness? 6:17 But gratitude to God, that, though you* were bondservants of sin, you* obeyed* from the heart thepattern {Or: example; 6:3-6} of teaching to which you* were given; 6:18 and having been made free from sin, you* were enslaved to righteousness.

     6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your* flesh; for* just-like you*presented your* members as bondservants to uncleanness and to lawlessness leading to morelawlessness, so now present* your* members as bondservants to righteousness leading to holiness. 6:20 For* when you* were bondservants of sin, you* were free in regard to the righteousness. 6:21 Therefore, what fruit were you* having then in the things of which you* are now ashamed? For* the end of those things is death. 6:22 But now, having been made free from sin and having been enslaved to God, you* have your* fruit leading to holiness and the end everlasting life. 6:23 For* the compensations of sin is death, but the gift* of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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