“For when yee were the seruants of sinne ye were free from righteousnesse.”
King James Version (KJV)
17. But God bee thanked, that yee were the seruants of sinne: but ye haue obeyed from the heart that fourme of doctrine, which was deliuered you. 18. Being then made free from sinne, yee became the seruants of righteousnesse. 19. I speake after the maner of men, because of the infirmitie of your flesh: for as yee haue yeelded your members seruants to vncleannesse and to iniquitie, vnto iniquitie: euen so now yeelde your members seruants to righteousnesse, vnto holinesse. 20. For when yee were the seruants of sinne ye were free from righteousnesse. 21. What fruit had yee then in those things, whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22. But now being made free from sinne, and become seruants to God, yee haue your fruit vnto holinesse, and the end euerlasting life. 23. For the wages of sinne is death: but the gift of God is eternall life, through Iesus Christ our Lord.