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Romans 5 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Peace with God Through Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:1 - Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[fn] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:2 - Through him we have also obtained access by faith[fn] into this grace in which we stand, and we[fn] rejoice[fn] in hope of the glory of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:3 - Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:4 - and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:5 - and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:6 - For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:7 - For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:8 - but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:9 - Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:10 - For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:11 - More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Death in Adam, Life in Christ

(Gen 3:1–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:12 - Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men[fn] because all sinned—
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:13 - for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:14 - Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:15 - But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:16 - And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:17 - For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:18 - Therefore, as one trespass[fn] led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness[fn] leads to justification and life for all men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:19 - For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:20 - Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:21 - so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
ESV Footnotes
Some manuscripts let us
Some manuscripts omit by faith
Or let us; also verse 3
Or boast; also verses 3, 11
The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women; also twice in verse 18
Or the trespass of one
Or the act of righteousness of one

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