16 Do you not (A)know that the one to whom you present yourselves as (B)slaves for obedience, you are slaves of that same one whom you obey, either of (C)sin [a]resulting in death, or of obedience [b]resulting in righteousness? 17 But (D)thanks be to God that [c]though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that [d](E)form of teaching to which you were entrusted, 18 and after being (F)freed from sin, you became slaves to righteousness. 19 (G)I am speaking [e]in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just (H)as you presented [f]the parts of your body as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, [g]resulting in further lawlessness, so now present [h]your body’s parts as slaves to righteousness, [i]resulting in sanctification.
20 For (I)when you were slaves of sin, you were free in relation to righteousness. 21 Therefore what [j](J)benefit were you then [k]deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is (K)death. 22 But now having been (L)freed from sin and (M)enslaved to God, you [l]derive your [m](N)benefit, [n]resulting in sanctification, and (O)the outcome, eternal life.