and 1perseverance, 2provencharacter; and provencharacter, hope;
and hope3does not disappoint, because the love of God has been 4poured out within our heartsthrough the HolySpirit who was given to us.
For while we were still5helpless, 6at the righttime7Christdied for the ungodly.
For one will hardlydie for a righteousman; athoughperhaps for the goodman someone would dareeven to die.
But God8demonstrates9His ownlovetoward us, in that while we were yetsinners, 10Christdied for us.
9Muchmorethen, having now been justifiedb11by His blood, we shall be saved12from the wrath of God through Him.
For if while we were 13enemies we were reconciled to Godthrough the death of His Son, muchmore, having been reconciled, we shall be savedc14by His life.
1115And not only this, dbut we alsoexult in Godthrough our LordJesusChrist, throughwhom we have nowreceived16the reconciliation.
12Therefore , just as through17onemansinentered into the world, and 18deaththroughsin, and 19sodeathspread to allmen, becauseallsinned -
for euntil the Lawsin was in the world, but 20sin is not imputed when there is nolaw.
14Neverthelessdeathreigned from AdamuntilMoses, evenoverthose who had not sinned21in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a f22type of Him who was to come.