Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
10 1:7 10:15 14:17 15:13,33 Job 21:21 Psalms 85:8-10 122:6 Isaiah 27:5 32:17 54:13 55:12 57:19-21 Zechariah 6:13 Luke 2:14 10:5,6 Luke 19:38,42 John 14:27 16:33 Acts 10:36 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 Ephesians 2:14-17 Colossians 1:20 3:15 1 Thessalonians 5:23 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Hebrews 13:20 James 2:23
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
in due time
or, according to the time.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
For 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.
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Wherefore, 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:
or, in whom. all.
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Nevertheless 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.
who is the figure
Or "type (pattern, or resemblance, [tupos (tu/pov)]) of him who was to come," i.e., THE MESSIAH. Mr. Baxter remarks, It is indeed interesting to compare, on Scripture authority, Adam as the root of sin and death to all, with CHRIST, who is to all true Christians the root of holiness and life.
But 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.
and the gift
And 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.
but the free
For 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.)
by one man's offence
or, by one offence. abundance.
Therefore 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.
or, one offence. upon.
or, one righteousness.
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
as by one
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
6:1 2 Chronicles 33:9-13 Psalms 25:11 Isaiah 1:18 43:24,25 Jeremiah 3:8-14 Ezekiel 16:52,60-63 36:25-32 Micah 7:18,19 Matthew 9:13 Luke 7:47 23:39-43 John 10:10 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Ephesians 1:6-8 2:1-5 1 Timothy 1:13-16 Titus 3:3-7
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.