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Romans 4:19–5:6

19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as deadu—since he was about a hundred years oldv—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.w 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthenedx in his faith and gave glory to God,y 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.z 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”a 23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us,b to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in himc who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.d 25 He was delivered over to death for our sinse and was raised to life for our justification.f

Peace and Hope

5 Therefore, since we have been justifiedg through faith,h wea have peacei with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,j through whom we have gained accessk by faith into this grace in which we now stand.l And web boast in the hopem of the glory of God. Not only so, but wec also glory in our sufferings,n because we know that suffering produces perseverance;o perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hopep does not put us to shame, because God’s loveq has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,r who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time,s when we were still powerless,t Christ died for the ungodly.u

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