Results of Justification
5 1 Therefore , having been justified by faith , we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ , 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand ; and we exult in hope of the glory of God . 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations , knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance ; 4 and perseverance , proven character ; and proven character , hope ; 5 and hope does not disappoint , because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6 For while we were still helpless , at the right time Christ 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 demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners , Christ died for us. 9 Much more then , having now been justified by His blood , we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son , much more , having been reconciled , we shall be saved by His life . 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ , through whom we have now received the reconciliation .
Adam and Christ
12 Therefore e , just as through one man sin entered into the world , and death through sin , and so death spread to all men , because e all sinned - 13 for until the Law sin was in the world , but sin is not imputed when there is no law . 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses , even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam , who is a type of Him who was to come . 15 But the free gift is not like the transgression . For if by the transgression of the one the many died , much more did the grace of God and the gift by the 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 the 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 through the one , much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One , Jesus Christ . 18 So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men , even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men . 19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners , even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous . 20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase ; but where sin increased , grace abounded all the more , 21 so that, as sin reigned in death , even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord .