But God proves his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us when we were still sinners.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that no one who believes in him should be lost, but that they should all have eternal life.
For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.
We know what love means from the fact that he laid down his life for us; so we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
But if our wrongdoing brings out the uprightness of God, what are we to say? Is it wrong in God (I am putting it in ordinary human terms) to inflict punishment?
to show the incomparable wealth of his mercy throughout the ages to come by his goodness to us through Christ Jesus.
who was given up to death to make up for our offenses, and raised to life to make us upright.
Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,
so that we might praise the splendid blessing which he has given us through his beloved Son.
God's love for us has been revealed in this way??hat God has sent his only Son into the world, to let us have life through him.
but God had mercy on me in order that in my case as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display his perfect patience, as an example to those who would later believe in him and find eternal life.