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.
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.
5 tn There is a double connective here that cannot be easily preserved in English: “consequently therefore,” emphasizing the conclusion of what he has been arguing.
6 tn Grk “[it is] unto condemnation for all people.”
7 tn Here ἀνθρώπους (anqrwpou") has been translated as a generic (“people”) since both men and women are clearly intended in this context.
10 sn The one righteous act refers to Jesus’ death on the cross.
11 tn Grk “righteousness of life.”