through whom we have gained access1 by faith into this grace in which we now stand.2 And wea rejoice in the hope3 of the glory of God.
Not only so, but web also rejoice in our sufferings,4 because we know that suffering produces perseverance;54
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope6 does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love7 into our hearts by the Holy Spirit,8 whom he has given us.
You see, at just the right time,9 when we were still powerless,10 Christ died for the ungodly.117
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.129
Since we have now been justified13 by his blood,14 how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath15 through him!
For if, when we were God's enemies,16 we were reconciled17 to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!1811
Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.19