Romans 5:14

Overview - Romans 5
Being justified by faith, we have peace with God;
and joy in our hope;
that since we were reconciled by his blood, when we were enemies;
10 we shall much more be saved, being reconciled.
12 As sin and death came by Adam;
17 so much more righteousness and life by Jesus Christ.
20 Where sin abounded, grace did superabound.
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Romans 5:14  (King James Version)
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Romans 5:17 Romans 5:21 ; Genesis 4:8 ; 5:5-31 7:22 19:25 Exodus 1:6 ; Hebrews 9:27

Romans 8:20 Romans 8:22 Exodus 1:22 ; Exodus 12:29 Exodus 12:30 Jonah 4:11

who is the figure
Or "type (pattern, or resemblance, [tupos ,]) of him who was to come,"
ie., THE MESSIAH. Mr. Baxter remarks, It is indeed interesting to compare, on Scripture authority, Adam as the root of sin and death to all, with CHRIST, who is to all true Christians the root of holiness and life.