Therefore, since we have been justified1 through faith,2 wea have peace3 with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,42
through whom we have gained access5 by faith into this grace in which we now stand.6 And web rejoice in the hope7 of the glory of God.
Not only so, but wec also rejoice in our sufferings,8 because we know that suffering produces perseverance;94
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope10 does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love11 into our hearts by the Holy Spirit,12 whom he has given us.
You see, at just the right time,13 when we were still powerless,14 Christ died for the ungodly.15