Therefore having been justified on the principle of faith, we have peace towards God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
by whom we have also access by faith into this favour in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
And not only [that], but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
and endurance, experience; and experience, hope;
and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by [the] Holy Spirit which has been given to us:
for we being still without strength, in [the] due time Christ has died for [the] ungodly.
For scarcely for [the] just [man] will one die, for perhaps for [the] good [man] some one might also dare to die;
but God commends *his* love to us, in that, we being still sinners, Christ has died for us.
Much rather therefore, having been now justified in [the power of] his blood, we shall be saved by him from wrath.
For if, being enemies, we have been reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much rather, having been reconciled, we shall be saved in [the power of] his life.
And not only [that], but [we are] making our boast in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we have received the reconciliation.
For this [cause], even as by one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death; and thus death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(for until law sin was in [the] world; but sin is not put to account when there is no law;
but death reigned from Adam until Moses, even upon those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is [the] figure of him to come.
But [shall] not the act of favour [be] as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which [is] by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many.
And [shall] not as by one that has sinned [be] the gift? For the judgment [was] of one to condemnation, but the act of favour, of many offences unto justification.
For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one, much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one Jesus Christ:)
so then as [it was] by one offence towards all men to condemnation, so by one righteousness towards all men for justification of life.
For as indeed by the disobedience of the one man the many have been constituted sinners, so also by the obedience of the one the many will be constituted righteous.
But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,
in order that, even as sin has reigned in [the power of] death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
What then shall we say? Should we continue in sin that grace may abound?
Far be the thought. We who have died to sin, how shall we still live in it?
Are you ignorant that we, as many as have been baptised unto Christ Jesus, have been baptised unto his death?
We have been buried therefore with him by baptism unto death, in order that, even as Christ has been raised up from among [the] dead by the glory of the Father, so *we* also should walk in newness of life.
For if we are become identified with [him] in the likeness of his death, so also we shall be of [his] resurrection;
knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should no longer serve sin.
For he that has died is justified from sin.
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him,
knowing that Christ having been raised up from among [the] dead dies no more: death has dominion over him no more.
For in that he has died, he has died to sin once for all; but in that he lives, he lives to God.
So also *ye*, reckon yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body to obey its lusts.
Neither yield your members instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but yield yourselves to God as alive from among [the] dead, and your members instruments of righteousness to God.
For sin shall not have dominion over *you*, for ye are not under law but under grace.
What then? should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Far be the thought.
Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves bondmen for obedience, ye are bondmen to him whom ye obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
But thanks [be] to God, that ye were bondmen of sin, but have obeyed from the heart the form of teaching into which ye were instructed.
Now, having got your freedom from sin, ye have become bondmen to righteousness.
I speak humanly on account of the weakness of your flesh. For even as ye have yielded your members in bondage to uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now yield your members in bondage to righteousness unto holiness.
For when ye were bondmen of sin ye were free from righteousness.
What fruit therefore had ye *then* in the things of which ye are *now* ashamed? for the end of *them* [is] death.
But *now*, having got your freedom from sin, and having become bondmen to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end eternal life.
For the wages of sin [is] death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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