1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah.
1 Therefore, since we have been justified [that is, acquitted of sin, declared blameless before God] by faith, [let us grasp the fact that] we have peace with God [and the joy of reconciliation with Him] through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace by which we have been established, and we boast because of our hope in God's glory.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
3 Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
3 And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
4 endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
4 and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
5 Now this hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
5 Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
6 For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, the Messiah died for the ungodly.
6 While we were still helpless [powerless to provide for our salvation], at the right time Christ died [as a substitute] for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die.
7 For it is rare for anyone to die for a righteous person, though somebody might be brave enough to die for a good person.
7 Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
8 But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that the Messiah died for us while we were still sinners.
8 But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
9 Now that we have been justified by his blood, how much more will we be saved from wrath through him!
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life!
10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more certain, having been reconciled, that we will be saved [from the consequences of sin] by His life [that is, we will be saved because Christ lives today].
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
11 Not only that, but we also continue to boast about God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah, through whom we have now been reconciled.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
12 Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death resulted from sin, therefore everyone dies, because everyone has sinned.
12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to all people [no one being able to stop it or escape its power], because they all sinned.
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
13 Certainly sin was in the world before the Law was given, but no record of sin is kept when there is no Law.
13 Sin was [committed] in the world before the Law [was given], but sin is not charged [against anyone] when there is no law [against it].
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
14 Nevertheless, death ruled from the time of Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the same way Adam did when he disobeyed. He is a foreshadowing of the one who would come.
15 But (j)the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of (AD)the one (AE)the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by (AF)the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
15 But 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 overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man,(Y) Jesus Christ.
15 But God's free gift is not like Adam's offense. For if many people died as the result of one man's offense, how much more have God's grace and the free gift given through the kindness of one man, Jesus the Messiah, been showered on many people!
15 But the free gift [of God] is not like the trespass [because the gift of grace overwhelms the fall of man]. For if many died by one man’s trespass [Adam’s sin], much more [abundantly] did God’s grace and the gift [that comes] by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, overflow to [benefit] the many.
16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand (AG)the judgment arose from one transgression (k)resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions (l)resulting in justification.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
16 Nor can the free gift be compared to what came through the man who sinned. For the sentence that followed one man's offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift brought justification, even after many offenses.
16 Nor is the gift [of grace] like that which came through the one who sinned. For on the one hand the judgment [following the sin] resulted from one trespass and brought condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift resulted from many trespasses and brought justification [the release from sin’s penalty for those who believe].
17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned (AH)through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will (AI)reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
17 Since by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life(AA) through the one man, Jesus Christ.
17 For if, through one man, death ruled because of that man's offense, how much more will those who receive such overflowing grace and the gift of righteousness rule in life because of one man, Jesus the Messiah!
17 For if by the trespass of the one (Adam), death reigned through the one (Adam), much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in [eternal] life through the One, Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
18 Consequently, just as one offense resulted in condemnation for everyone, so one act of righteousness results in justification and life for everyone.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
19 For just as through one man's disobedience many people were made sinners, so also through one man's obedience many people will be made righteous.
19 For just as through one man’s disobedience [his failure to hear, his carelessness] the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of the one Man the many will be made righteous and acceptable to God and brought into right standing with Him.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
20 Now the Law crept in so that the offense would increase. But where sin increased, grace increased even more,
20 But the Law came to increase and expand [the awareness of] the trespass [by defining and unmasking sin]. But where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more,
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
21 so that, just as sin ruled by bringing death, so also grace might rule by bringing justification that results in eternal life through Jesus the Messiah, our Lord.
21 so that, as sin reigned in death, so also grace would reign through righteousness which brings eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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