Romans 5

Wherefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ-- through whom we have had introduction, also, by faith, into this favor in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God: and not only so, but we rejoice even in afflictions; knowing that affliction produces patience; and patience, approbation; and approbation, hope. And this hope makes not ashamed: because the love of God is diffused in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, that is given us.

Besides, we being yet weak, in the appointed time Christ died for the ungodly. Now, scarcely for a just man will one die, though for a good man one would, perhaps, even dare to die. But God recommends his love to us; because, while we were yet sinner, Christ died for us. Much more, then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, being enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we even rejoice in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, though whom we have now received reconciliation. 12 Wherefore, as sin entered into the world by one man, in whom all sinned, and by sin, death: thus death came upon all men. 13 (For sin was in the world until the law: but sin is not imputed, when there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them who had not sinned, in the manner of Adam's transgression, who is a type of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift: for if by the offense of the one, the many died; much more the favor of God, and the gift by favor, which is of the one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded to the many. 16 And not as through one who sinner, is the free gift: for the sentence was from one to condemnation; but the free gift is from many offenses to justification. 17 For if by the offense of the one, death reigned by the one; much more shall they who receive the abundance of favor, and of the gift of justification, reign in life, by the one--Jesus Christ.) 18 Now, therefore, as through one offense, the sentence came upon all men to condemnation: so, also, by one act of obedience, the sentence came upon all men to justification of life. 19 For, as through the disobedience of the one, the many were constituted sinners; so, by the obedience of the one, the many shall be constituted righteous. 20 Moreover, the law supervened, that the offense might abound; but where sin abounded, favor superabounded-- 21 that as sin reigned by death, so, also, favor might reign by justification to eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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