1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,5:1 Rm 3:28 we have peace5:1 Other mss read faith, let us have peace, which can also be translated faith, let us grasp the fact that we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.5:1 Rm 5:11
2We have also obtained access through him5:2 Eph 2:18; 3:12; Heb 10:19–20; 1Pt 3:18 by faith5:2 Other mss omit by faith into this grace in which we stand,5:2 1Co 15:1 and we boast5:2 Or rejoice, also in vv. 3,11 in the hope of the glory of God.
3And not only that,5:3 Rm 5:11; 8:23; 9:10; 2Co 8:19 but we also boast in our afflictions,5:3 Mt 5:12; Jms 1:2–3 because we know that affliction produces endurance,5:3 Lk 21:19
The Justified Are Reconciled
7For rarely will someone die for a just person — though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die.
8But God proves5:8 Rm 3:5 his own love for us5:8 Jn 3:16; 15:13; Rm 8:39 in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9How much more then, since we have now been justified by his blood,5:9 Rm 3:25 will we be saved through him from wrath.5:9 Rm 1:18; 1Th 1:10
10For if, while we were enemies,5:10 Rm 11:28; 2Co 5:18–20; Eph 2:3; Col 1:21 we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life.5:10 Rm 8:34; Heb 7:25
Death through Adam and Life through Christ
12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man,5:12 Gn 2:17; 3:6,19; 1Co 15:21 and death through sin,5:12 Rm 6:23; 1Co 15:56; Jms 1:15 in this way death spread to all people,5:12 Rm 5:19,21; 1Co 15:22 because all sinned.5:12 Or have sinned
13In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law.5:13 Rm 4:15
15But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift which comes through the grace of the one man5:15 Ac 15:11 Jesus Christ overflowed to the many.
16And the gift is not like the one man’s sin, because from one sin came the judgment,5:16 1Co 11:32 resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in justification.5:16 Or acquittal
18So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is justification leading to life5:18 Rm 4:25 for everyone.
19For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners,5:19 Rm 11:32 so also through the one man’s obedience5:19 Php 2:8 the many will be made righteous.
20The law came along to multiply the trespass.5:20 Rm 3:20; 7:7; Gl 3:19 But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more5:20 Rm 6:1; 1Tm 1:14
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