1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 who has given us access by faith to that degree of favour, we are in, by which we triumph in the hopes of divine glory. 3 and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation; 4 and probation, hope: 5 now hope will not deceive us, because the love of God is diffused thro' our hearts, by the holy spirit which is given to us;
6 for at the appointed time Christ died for us, when we were in a helpless, sinful state. 7 now for a wicked man no one would willingly die; but for a benefactor some have readily offer'd to die. 8 but herein hath God displayed his love towards us, in that Christ died for us, even while we were yet sinners. 9 much more then being now justified by his blood, shall we thro' him be delivered from the wrath to come. 10 for if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his son: much more being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 and not only so, but we have present joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now obtained the reconciliation.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, so death by this sin; and thereby death passed upon all men, who all by his means became mortal. 13 sin indeed was in the world all the time before the law: but then sin is not punished when there is no law. 14 nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned by violating a positive law, as did Adam, who is
15 the type of him that was to come: but yet the damage of the fall does not exactly correspond to the advantages of the divine favour: for tho' through the fall of one, mankind became mortal, yet this is greatly over-ballanced by the favour and bounty of God, in the benevolence of one man, Jesus Christ, to all mankind. 16 neither is the gift, as was the fall by one sin: for the sentence of condemnation, was for one offence; but the divine favour extends to justification from a multitude of sins. 17 for tho' death reigned thro' the single offence of one, they who receive the most valuable favour, even the gift of righteousness, shall much more easily reign by the life of one, even Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore as by one offence all men fell under condemnation: even so by one act of righteousness, all men are restored to life. 19 for as by one man's disobedience many receiv'd the punishment of sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many receive the reward of the righteous. 20 the law was introduc'd, that the greatness of the fall might fully appear; but the more sin display'd its enormity, the divine favour was so much the more transcendent. 21 that as sin prevailed unto death, even so might the divine favour prevail by righteousness unto eternal life, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord.