Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.…
Holiness is the life of the Church; it is this that makes the Church a living body, and consequently the means and agent of its own growth and happiness. A living thing grows from itself, and not by accession from without, as a house or a ship grows. A flower does not grow by adding a leaf to it, nor a tree by fastening a branch to it, nor a man by fixing a limb to his frame. Everything that has life grows by a converting process, which transforms the food into means of nourishment and of growth and enlargement. A holy Church lives, and its holiness converts all its ordinances and provisions into means of deep-rooted, solid, enlarged, and beautiful holiness.
(T. W. Jenkyn, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
WEB: Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.