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Or don’t you know that all of us
who were baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into his death?
We 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.
If we have been united with him like this in his death,
we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him
so that the body of sin might be done away with,
that we should no longer be slaves to sin—
because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
Now if we died with Christ,
we believe that we will also live with him.
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead,
he cannot die again;
death no longer has mastery over him.
The death he died,
he died to sin once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
In the same way,
count yourselves dead to sin
but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
— Romans 6:3-11
[Taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, (c)1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society, used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.]