1 Having been justified therefore by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have been introduced into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only [this], but we rejoice also in afflictions, knowing that affliction works out patience, 4 and patience, experience, and experience, hope; 5 and the hope makes not ashamed, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit given us.
6 For when we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the wicked; 7 for scarcely for a righteous man will one die, but for a good man some one perhaps would even dare to die; 8 but God commends his love to us, that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us; 9 much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved through him from wrath. 10 For if when enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more having become reconciled we shall be saved in his life. 11 And not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we received the present reconciliation.
12 Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so came upon all men because all sinned,??13 for till the law there was sin in the world, but sin is not accounted where there is no law 14 but death reigned from Adam till Moses even over those that sinned not after the similitude Adam's transgression, who is a type of him that was to come;
15 but not as the fall so also is the gift; for if by the fall of one the many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by grace which is of the one man Jesus Christ, abounded to the many; 16 and not as through one that sinned is the gift; for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the gift was from many sins to a righteous ordinance; 17 for if by one fall death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of the grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ;??18 therefore, as through the fall of one [judgment came] on all men to condemnation, so also through the righteous ordinance of one [the gift comes] on all men to justification of life; 19 for as through the disobedience of the one man the many were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of the one shall the many be constituted righteous. 20 For the law supervened that the fall might abound; but where the sin abounded the grace was superabundant, 21 that as sin reigned in death, so the grace shall reign through righteousness in life eternal through Jesus Christ our Lord.