1 aTherefore, having been justified by faith, bwe have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have aobtained our introduction by faith into this grace bin which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 aAnd not only this, but we also bexult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about cperseverance; 4 and aperseverance, bproven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope adoes not disappoint, because the love of God has been bpoured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6 For while we were still ahelpless, bat the right time cChrist died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God ademonstrates bHis own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, cChrist died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified aby His blood, we shall be saved bfrom the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were aenemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved bby His life. 11 aAnd not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received bthe reconciliation. 12 Therefore, just as through aone man sin entered into the world, and bdeath through sin, and cso death spread to all men, because all sinned-- 13 for until the Law sin was in the world, but asin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned ain the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a btype of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of athe one bthe many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by cthe grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand athe judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned athrough the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will breign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. 18 So then as through aone transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one bact of righteousness there resulted cjustification of life to all men. 19 For as through the one man's disobedience athe many bwere made sinners, even so through cthe obedience of the One athe many will be made righteous. 20 aThe Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, bgrace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as asin reigned in death, even so bgrace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.