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Romans 5:18

So then (ara oun). Conclusion of the argument. Cf. 1 Corinthians 7:3 1 Corinthians 7:25 ; 1 Corinthians 8:12 , etc. Paul resumes the parallel between Adam and Christ begun in verse Romans 5:12 and interrupted by explanation ( Romans 13 ) and contrast ( Romans 15-17 ). Through one trespass (di eno paraptwmato). That of Adam. Through one act of righteousness (di eno dikaiwmato). That of Christ. The first "unto all men" (ei panta anqrwpou) as in verse Romans 12 , the second as in verse Romans 17 "they that receive, etc."

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