1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have been introduced through faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, 4 knowing that tribulation worketh patience, And patience experience, and experience hope; 5 And hope shameth us not, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Now one will scarce die for a just man: yet perhaps for the good man one would even dare to die. 8 But God recommendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then being now justified by his blood, we shall 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 through his life. 11 And not only so, but we also glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.
12 Therefore as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin, even so death passed upon all men, in that all had sinned. 13 For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed, where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 Yet not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if by the offence of one many died, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, that of one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as the loss by one that sinned, so is the gift; for the sentence was by one offence to condemnation; but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if through one man's offence death reigned by one, they who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness, shall much more reign in life, by one, even Jesus Christ.
18 As therefore by one offence the sentence of death came upon all men to condemnation, so also by one righteousness the free gift came upon all men to justification of life. 19 For as by the disobedience of one man, many were constituted sinners, so by the obedience of one, many shall be constituted righteous. 20 But the law came in between, that the offence might abound: yet where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin had reigned through death, so grace also might reign through righteousness to eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.