PAUL THE APOSTLE
Romans 5 ©
1 Paul teaches further what fruits come forth in us by justification of faith, namely peace with God, patience, hope, and assurance of God’s love. 5 Afterwards declares the foundations of this hope and assurance, namely the testimony of the Holy Ghost in our hearts, and the consideration, that God has given up Christ unto death for us, when we were yet enemies. 9 Concludes from this that therefore we must also be assured of our perseverance, and may boast thereof in God. 12 Afterwards makes a contrast between Adam and Christ; and declares that as by the transgression of Adam, sin and death came upon all men, so also by the obedience of Christ, righteousness and life shall come upon many. 20 Finally he declares for what purpose the giving of the law served.
THEREFOREa being justified by faith, we have 1peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Byb whom also we have 2access by faith 3into this grace wherein we stand,c and rejoiced4in hope 5of the glory of God.
And not only so, bute6we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh 7patience;
And patience, 8experience; and experience, 9hope:
And hope 10maketh not ashamed; because 11the love of God is 12shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost 13which is given unto us.
Forf when we were yet 14without strength, 15in due time 16Christ died for the 17ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: 18yet peradventureg for a 19good man some would even 20dare to die.
But God 21commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were 22yet sinners, Christ died forh us.
Much more then, being now justified 23by his blood, we shall be saved 24from wrath through him.
For if, when we were 25enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved 26by his life.
And not only so, but we also 27joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
28Wherefore, as byi29one man sin entered into the world, and deathj by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for 30that all have 31sinned:
(For 32until the law sin 33was in the world: but sin is 34not imputed 35when there is no law.
Nevertheless 36death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them 37that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is 38the figure of 39him that was to come.
But not as 40the offence, so also is 41the free gift. For if through the offence of one 42many be dead, much more 43the grace of God, and 44the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath 45abounded 46unto many.
And not as it was by 47one that sinned, so is the gift: for 48the judgment was by one to 49condemnation, but the free gift is of 50many offences unto justification.
For if by one man's offence death reigned by 51one; much more they which 52receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign 53in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men 54to condemnation; even so by the 55righteousness of one the free gift came 56upon all men unto justification of life.
57For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
58Moreoverk59the law entered, that the offence might 60abound. Butl where sin abounded, 61grace did much more abound:
That as sin hath 62reigned 63unto death, even so might 64grace reign 65through righteousness 66unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.