Romans 5:1-21

5 ** So, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 * by whose agency we have also had the introduction into this grace in which we stand, and boast of the hope of God’s glory. 3 * And not only this, but we also boast of our distresses, knowing that distress develops endurance; 4  and endurance, positive experience; and positive experience, hope; 5 * and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that was given to us. 6 * For while we still were weak Christ died for impious men in time of need. 7  For one will scarcely die for a saint—for a good man maybe someone does even venture to die— 8  but God vouches for his own love to us in that while we were still sinful Christ died for us; much more, 9 * then, now that we have been justified by his blood we shall be saved from God’s anger through him. 10  For if when enemies we were reconciled to God by his Son’s death, much more when reconciled shall we be saved in his life; 11  and not only saved but also boasting of God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we did now receive the reconciliation. 12  For this reason, just as it was through one man that sin came into the world, and, through sin, death, and thus death went on to all men inasmuch as all sinned— 13  for until the law there was sin in the world, but sin is not charged in the account when there is no law, 14  yet death reigned from Adam to Moses even over those who had not sinned in a way parallel to the violation by Adam, who is a type of the one that was to be. 15  But the act of grace is not just as the offense was. For if by the one man’s offense the many died, much more did God’s grace and the gift in grace, the grace of the one man Jesus Christ, come amply to the many. 16 ** And what is given is not as in the case of the one’s sinning; for the judgment followed from one to condemnation, but the act of grace from many offenses to justification. 17  For if by the one’s offense death reigned through the one, much more shall those who receive the amplitude of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. 18 ** So then as through one offense the consequence followed to all men to condemnation, so too through one deed of right it follows to all men to justification into life; 19  for as the many were rendered sinful through the one man’s failure to obey, so too the many will be rendered righteous through the one’s obedience. 20  And the law stepped in to play its part so that there should be plenty of the offense; but where there was plenty of sin there was superabundance of grace, 21  in order that as sin did reign in death, so too grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.


5:1 The most reliable ancient copies read let us have peace
5:1 Lit. peace toward God
5:2 Var. have also by faith had
5:3 Or let us also boast
5:5 Lit. does not put to shame
5:6 Var. to us, if so be that while we were weak
5:9 Lit. from the anger
5:16 Lit. of the one sinning
5:16 Lit. the judgment is from
5:18 Lit. as through one offense to all men to condemnation, so too through one deed of right to all men
5:18 Lit. justification of life