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Romans 5 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now that we have God's approval by faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God. 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
3 But that's not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4 endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 We're not ashamed to have this confidence, because God's love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
6 Look at it this way: At the right time, while we were still helpless, Christ died for ungodly people. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
7 Finding someone who would die for a godly person is rare. Maybe someone would have the courage to die for a good person. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
8 Christ died for us while we were still sinners. This demonstrates God's love for us. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Since Christ's blood has now given us God's approval, we are even more certain that Christ will save us from God's anger. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
10 If the death of his Son restored our relationship with God while we were still his enemies, we are even more certain that, because of this restored relationship, the life of his Son will save us. 10 For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
11 In addition, our Lord Jesus Christ lets us continue to brag about God. After all, it is through Christ that we now have this restored relationship with God. 11 Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
12 Sin came into the world through one person, and death came through sin. So death spread to everyone, because everyone sinned. 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned--
13 Sin was in the world before there were any laws. But no record of sin can be kept when there are no laws. 13 for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law.
14 Yet, death ruled from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin in the same way Adam did when he disobeyed. Adam is an image of the one who would come. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.
15 There is no comparison between [God's] gift and [Adam's] failure. If humanity died as the result of one person's failure, it is certainly true that God's kindness and the gift given through the kindness of one person, Jesus Christ, have been showered on humanity. 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
16 There is also no comparison between [God's] gift and the one who sinned. The verdict which followed one person's failure condemned everyone. But, even after many failures, the gift brought God's approval. 16 Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.
17 It is certain that death ruled because of one person's failure. It's even more certain that those who receive God's overflowing kindness and the gift of his approval will rule in life because of one person, Jesus Christ. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore, everyone was condemned through one failure, and everyone received God's life-giving approval through one verdict. 18 Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.
19 Clearly, through one person's disobedience humanity became sinful, and through one person's obedience humanity will receive God's approval. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
20 Laws were added to increase the failure. But where sin increased, God's kindness increased even more. 20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,
21 As sin ruled by bringing death, God's kindness would rule by bringing us his approval. This results in our living forever because of Jesus Christ our Lord. 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.