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Romans 5:15

5:15 But the gracious gift is not like the transgression. 1  For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, 2  how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man Jesus Christ multiply to the many!

Romans 5:17-18

5:17 For if, by the transgression of the one man, 3  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!

5:18 Consequently, 4  just as condemnation 5  for all people 6  came 7  through one transgression, 8  so too through the one righteous act 9  came righteousness leading to life 10  for all people.

Romans 5:20

5:20 Now the law came in 11  so that the transgression 12  may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more,

1 tn Grk “but not as the transgression, so also [is] the gracious gift.”

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

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

4 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.

5 tn Grk “[it is] unto condemnation for all people.”

6 tn Here ἀνθρώπους (anqrwpou") has been translated as a generic (“people”) since both men and women are clearly intended in this context.

7 tn There are no verbs in the Greek text of v. 18, forcing translators to supply phrases like “came through one transgression,” “resulted from one transgression,” etc.

8 sn One transgression refers to the sin of Adam in Gen 3:1-24.

9 sn The one righteous act refers to Jesus’ death on the cross.

10 tn Grk “righteousness of life.”

11 tn Grk “slipped in.”

12 tn Or “trespass.”

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