ABU(i) 1 BEING justified therefore by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 through whom also we obtained the access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we rejoice in afflictions also; knowing that affliction works patience; 4 and patience approval; and approval hope; 5 and hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God has been poured forth in our hearts, by the Holy Spirit which was given to us. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; though, for the good man, perhaps some one does even dare to die. 8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more therefore, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from the wrath through him. 10 For if, being enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his son; much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life; 11 and not only so, but also rejoicing in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all sinned; 13 (for until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 But yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who sinned not after the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a type of him who was to come. 15 But not as the trespass, so also is the free gift; for if by the trespass 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 And not as through one that sinned, is the gift; for the judgment came of one unto condemnation, but the free gift came of many trespasses unto justification. 17 For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; much more they who receive the abundance of the grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.) 18 So then, as through one trespass it came upon all men unto condemnation; so also through one righteous act it came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as through the disobedience of the one man the many were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of the one will the many be constituted righteous. 20 Moreover the law came in also, that the trespass might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound; 21 that as sin reigned in death, so also might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.