Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,1 because we know that suffering produces perseverance;2
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perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope3 does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love4 into our hearts by the Holy Spirit,5 whom he has given us.
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You see, at just the right time,6 when we were still powerless,7 Christ died for the ungodly.8
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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.9
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Since we have now been justified10 by his blood,11 how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath12 through him!
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For if, when we were God's enemies,13 we were reconciled14 to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!15
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Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.16
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Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man,17 and death through sin,18 and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned19--
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for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law.20
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