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CHAPTER 5

1 Being then justified, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

2 Through whom we have had access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and glory in the hope of the glory of God:

3 And not only so, but we glory also in tribulations; knowing that tribulation produces patience;

4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

5 Moreover, hope makes us not ashamed, because the love of God is diffused in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

6 For Christ, when we were as yet as to time weak, died for the ungodly.

7 Hardly indeed for the just will any one die; but for the good perhaps some one may even venture to die:

8 But God confirms his love towards us, because when we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Much more then, having been now justified by his blood, shall we be saved by him from wrath.

10 If indeed when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life:

11 And not only so, but we also glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

12 Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and through sin death; and so over all men has death spread, since all have sinned;

13 (For until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Yet reign did sin from Adam to Moses, even over them who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But not as the offense, so also the gift: for if through the offense of one many died, much more has the grace of God, and the gift of God through grace, abounded unto many.

16 And not as through one who had sinned, so the gift; for judgment was from one offense to condemnation, but the gift is from many offenses unto justification.

17 For if by the offense of one death reigned through one, much more shall they who have received abundance of grace, and the gift of righteousness, reign in life through one, Jesus Christ.)

18 Therefore as through the offense of one judgment came on all men to condemnation, so also through the justification of one, the gift comes to all men to the justification of life:

19 For as through the disobedience of one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one many shall be made righteous.

20 But the law intervened, that the offense might abound: but where sin abounded, grace has superabounded;

21 That as sin has reigned through death, so grace also might reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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