Romans 5:17-21

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Brothers and sisters:
If, by the transgression of the one,
     death came to reign through that one,
     how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace
     and of the gift of justification
     come to reign in life through the one Jesus Christ.
In conclusion, just as through one transgression
     condemnation came upon all,
     so, through one righteous act,
     acquittal and life came to all.
For just as through the disobedience of the one man
     the many were made sinners,
     so through the obedience of the one
     the many will be made righteous.
The law entered in so that transgression might increase
     but, where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that,
     as sin reigned in death,
     grace also might reign through justification for eternal life
     through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The word of the Lord.

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