II. This verse is set in the context after this manner...
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?
3 Or are ye ignorant
that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father,
so we also might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death,
we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection;
6 knowing this,
that our old man was crucified with him,
that the body of sin might be done away,
that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin;
7 for he that hath died is justified from sin.
8 But if we died with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with him;
that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death no more hath dominion over him.
10 For the death that he died,
he died unto sin once:
but the life that he liveth,
he liveth unto God.
11 Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin,
but alive unto God in Christ Jesus.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,
that ye should obey the lusts thereof:
13 neither present your members unto sin as instruments of unrighteousness;
but present yourselves unto God,
as alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you:
for ye are not under law, but under grace.