The grounds we have for hope in Christ. Sin and death came
by Adam: grace and life by Christ.
1 Therefore, being justified by faith, let us have peace with God, through
our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 *By whom also we have access through faith into this grace, wherein we
stand, and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory also in tribulations: *knowing that tribulation
4 And patience trial, and trial hope;
5 *And hope confoundeth not: because the charity of God is poured out into
our hearts, by the Holy Ghost, who is given to us.
6 For why did Christ, when as yet we were weak, according to the time,
*die for the ungodly?
7 For scarce for a just man will one die: yet perhaps for a good man some
one would venture to die.
8 But God commendeth his charity towards us; because when as yet we were
sinners, according to the time,
9 Christ died for us: much more, therefore, being now justified by his
blood, shall we 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, shall we be saved by his life.
11 And not only so: but also we glory in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom we have now received reconciliation.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death,
and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned.
13 For until the law, sin was in the world: but sin was not imputed, when
the law was not.
14 But death reigned from Adam unto Moses, even over them that had not
sinned after the similitude of the transgression of Adam, who is a figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also the gift: for if by the offence of one,
many have died: much more the grace of God, and the gift in the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one sin, so also is the gift: for
judgment indeed was by one unto condemnation: but the grace is of many offences, unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence, death reigned through one: much more they
who receive abundance of grace, and of the gift, and of justice, shall reign in life, through one, Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore, as by the offence of one, unto all men to condemnation: so
also by the justice of one, unto all men unto justification of life.
19 *For as by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners: so also
by the obedience of one, many shall be made just.
20 Now the law entered in, that sin might abound. But where sin abounded,
grace hath abounded more.
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, so also grace might reign by justice,
unto everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2: Ephesians ii. 18.
3: James i. 3.
5: Psalm xxii. 6.
6: Hebrews ix. 14.; 1 Peter iii. 18.
19: Philippians xi. 8. and 9.