5 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, q we have peace r with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. s 2 We have also obtained access through Him t by faith u into this grace in which we stand, v and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, w but we also rejoice in our afflictions, x because we know that affliction produces endurance, y 4 endurance produces proven character, z and proven character produces hope. 5 This hope will not disappoint us, a because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts b through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Those Declared Righteous Are Reconciled
6 For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, c Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves d His own love for us e in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! 9 Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, f we will be saved through Him from wrath. g 10 For if, while we were enemies, h we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life! i 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have now received this reconciliation through Him. j
Death through Adam and Life through Christ
12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, k and death through sin, l in this way death spread to all men, m because all sinned. n 13 In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law. o 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression. p He is a prototype q of the Coming One. r
15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift overflowed to the many by the grace of the one man, s Jesus Christ. 16 And the gift is not like the one man’s sin, because from one sin came the judgment, t resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in * justification. u 17 Since by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life v through the one man, Jesus Christ.
18 So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification w x for everyone. 19 For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, y so also through the one man’s obedience z the many will be made righteous. 20 The law came along to multiply the trespass. a But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more b 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, c so also grace will reign d through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
About The Holman Christian Standard Bible
The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.