1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ro 3:28; Ro 15:13; Heb 12:28)2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Ro 5:11; Ro 12:12; 1Co 15:1; Eph 2:18; Eph 3:12; Heb 3:6; Heb 10:19; 1Pe 3:18)3Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, (Mt 5:12; Lu 21:19; Jas 1:3)4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,5and 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. (Ps 119:116; Ac 2:17; Ac 2:33; Ga 4:6; Php 1:20; Tit 3:6)6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Ho 13:9; Ro 4:25; Ro 5:8; Ro 5:10; Eph 2:5)7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Joh 3:16; Ro 5:6; Ro 5:10)9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. (Ro 1:18; Ro 3:25; 1Th 1:10; 1Th 2:16)10For 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. (Ro 5:6; Ro 5:8; Ro 8:32; 2Co 4:10; 2Co 5:18; Eph 2:16; Col 1:20; Col 1:21)11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Ro 11:15; 2Co 5:18)
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
12Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— (Ge 2:17; Ge 3:6; Ps 51:5; Ro 5:14; Ro 5:15; Ro 5:21; Ro 6:9; Ro 6:23; 1Co 15:21; 1Co 15:22; Eph 2:3; Jas 1:15)13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. (Ro 3:20)14Yet 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. (Ho 6:7; Mt 11:3; 1Co 15:45)15But 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. (Isa 53:11; Ro 5:19)16And 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. (Ro 5:18; 1Co 11:32)17For 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. (Re 22:5)18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. (Joh 12:32)19For 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. (2Co 10:6; Php 2:8; Heb 5:8)20Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, (Ro 3:20; Ga 3:19; 1Ti 1:14)21so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Joh 1:17; Ro 5:12; Ro 5:14)
New International Version
Peace and hope
1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.3Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;4perseverance, character; and character, hope.5And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!10For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!11Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Death through Adam, life through Christ
12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned –13To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.14Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.15But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!16Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: the judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.17For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!18Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people.19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.20The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,21so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
King James Version
1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;4And patience, experience; and experience, hope:5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.9Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.11And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.12Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.15But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.16And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)18Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.19For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.20Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:21That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
New International Reader’s Version
Peace and hope
1We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ.2Through faith in Jesus we have received God’s grace. In that grace we stand. We are full of joy because we expect to share in God’s glory.3And that’s not all. We are full of joy even when we suffer. We know that our suffering gives us the strength to go on.4The strength to go on produces character. Character produces hope.5And hope will never bring us shame. That’s because God’s love has been poured into our hearts. This happened through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.6At just the right time Christ died for ungodly people. He died for us when we had no power of our own.7It is unusual for anyone to die for a godly person. Maybe someone would be willing to die for a good person.8But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9The blood of Christ has made us right with God. So we are even more sure that Jesus will save us from God’s anger.10Once we were God’s enemies. But we have been brought back to him because his Son has died for us. Now that God has brought us back, we are even more secure. We know that we will be saved because Christ lives.11And that is not all. We are full of joy in God because of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of him, God has brought us back to himself.
Death through Adam, life through Christ
12Sin entered the world because one man sinned. And death came because of sin. Everyone sinned, so death came to all people.13Before the law was given, sin was in the world. This is certainly true. But people are not judged for sin when there is no law.14Death ruled from the time of Adam to the time of Moses. Death ruled even over those who did not sin as Adam did. He broke God’s command. But Adam also became a pattern of the Messiah. The Messiah was the one who was going to come.15God’s gift can’t be compared with Adam’s sin. Many people died because of the sin of that one man. But it was even more sure that God’s grace would also come through one man. That man is Jesus Christ. God’s gift of grace was more than enough for the whole world.16The result of God’s gift is different from the result of Adam’s sin. That one sin brought God’s judgment. But after many sins, God’s gift made people right with him.17One man sinned, and death ruled over all people because of his sin. What will happen is even more sure than this. Those who receive the rich supply of God’s grace will rule with Christ. They will rule in his kingdom. They have received God’s gift and have been made right with him. This will happen because of what the one man, Jesus Christ, has done.18So one man’s sin brought guilt to all people. In the same way, one right act made people right with God. That one right act gave life to all people.19Many people were made sinners because one man did not obey. But one man did obey. That is why many people will be made right with God.20The law was given so that sin would increase. But where sin increased, God’s grace increased even more.21Sin ruled and brought death. But grace rules in the lives of those who are right with God. The grace of God brings eternal life. That’s because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done.