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1 Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 He has brought us by faith into this experience of God's grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we have of sharing God's glory! 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 We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4 endurance brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope. 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift 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 For when we were still helpless, Christ died for the wicked at the time that God chose. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
7 It is a difficult thing for someone to die for a righteous person. It may even be that someone might dare 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 But God has shown us how much he loves us - it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us! 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 By his blood we are now put right with God; how much more, then, will we be saved by him 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 We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ's life! 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 But that is not all; we rejoice because of what God has done through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has now made us God's friends. 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 man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has 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 There was sin in the world before the Law was given; but where there is no law, no account is kept of sins. 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 But from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, death ruled over all human beings, even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam did when he disobeyed God's command. Adam was a figure of the one who was to 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 But the two are not the same, because God's free gift is not like Adam's sin. It is true that many people died because of the sin of that one man. But God's grace is much greater, and so is his free gift to so many people through the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ. 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 And there is a difference between God's gift and the sin of one man. After the one sin, came the judgment of "Guilty"; but after so many sins, comes the undeserved gift of "Not guilty!" 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 true that through the sin of one man death began to rule because of that one man. But how much greater is the result of what was done by the one man, Jesus Christ! All who receive God's abundant grace and are freely put right with him will rule in life through 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 So then, as the one sin condemned all people, in the same way the one righteous act sets all people free and gives them life. 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 And just as all people were made sinners as the result of the disobedience of one man, in the same way they will all be put right with God as the result of the obedience of the one man. 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 Law was introduced in order to increase wrongdoing; but where sin increased, God's grace increased much more. 20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,
21 So then, just as sin ruled by means of death, so also God's grace rules by means of righteousness, leading us to eternal life through 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.