More than that, we 1rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering 2produces endurance,
and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
and 3hope does not put us to shame, because God's love 4has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For 5while we were still weak, at the right time 6Christ died for the ungodly.
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person--though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die--
but 7God shows his love for us in that 8while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since, therefore, 9we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from 10the wrath of God.
For if 11while we were enemies 12we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by 13his life.
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received 14reconciliation.
Therefore, just as 15sin came into the world through one man, and 16death through sin, and 17so death spread to all men because 18all sinned--
for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but 19sin is not counted where there is no law.