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Romans 5:16-17

5:16 And the gift is not like the one who sinned. 1  For judgment, resulting from the one transgression, 2  led to condemnation, but 3  the gracious gift from the many failures 4  led to justification. 5:17 For if, by the transgression of the one man, 5  death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!

Romans 5:20

5:20 Now the law came in 6  so that the transgression 7  may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,

1 tn Grk “and not as through the one who sinned [is] the gift.”

2 tn The word “transgression” is not in the Greek text at this point, but has been supplied for clarity.

3 tn Greek emphasizes the contrast between these two clauses more than can be easily expressed in English.

4 tn Or “falls, trespasses,” the same word used in vv. 15, 17, 18, 20.

5 sn Here the one man refers to Adam (cf. 5:14).

6 tn Grk “slipped in.”

7 tn Or “trespass.”

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