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Romans 5:1-21

Peace and Hope

1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we5:1 Many manuscripts let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we5:2 Or let us boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we5:3 Or let us also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

13To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

15But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

18Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

20The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Romafo 5:1-21

Asomdwoe Ne Anigye

1Afei a ɛnam gyidi so ama Onyankopɔn abu yɛn bem no, yɛnam Awurade Yesu Kristo so anya Onyankopɔn asomdwoe. 2Ɔnam gyidi so de yɛn aba Onyankopɔn adom a yɛte mu mprempren no mu. Yɛn ani gye wɔ anidaso mu sɛ yebenya Onyankopɔn anim anuonyam. 3Ɛnyɛ ɛno nko, na mmom, yɛwɔ yɛn haw mu anuonyam nso, efisɛ yenim sɛ ɔhaw de boasetɔ ba, 4na boasetɔ de osuahu ba, na osuahu nso de anidaso ba. 5Saa anidaso yi renni yɛn nhuammɔ, efisɛ Onyankopɔn nam Honhom Kronkron a ɛyɛ nʼakyɛde a ɔde ama yɛn no so ahwie ne dɔ agu yɛn koma mu.

6Bere a ɛsɛ mu, bere a yɛyɛ mmerɛw no, Kristo wu maa amumɔyɛfo. 7Na ɛbɛyɛ den sɛ obi bewu ama nea ɔyɛ onipa trenee mpo, na nea ɔyɛ onipa pa no de, ebia obi besi ne bo awu ama no. 8Nanso Onyankopɔn da ne dɔ adi wɔ eyi mu sɛ, bere a yɛyɛ nnebɔneyɛfo no, Kristo wu maa yɛn.

9Esiane sɛ wɔnam ne mogya no so abu yɛn bem no nti, wɔnam ne so begye yɛn afi Onyankopɔn abufuwhyew mu. 10Na sɛ bere a yɛyɛ atamfo mpo Onyankopɔn de ne Ba no wu yɛɛ mpatade maa yɛn a, saa mmere yi a yɛne Onyankopɔn wɔ ayɔnkofa yi de, yenim sɛ ɔnam ne Ba no so begye yɛn nkwa. 11Ɛnyɛ eyi nko, mmom yɛnam Awurade Yesu Kristo a ne mu na yɛanya mpata no so hoahoa yɛn ho wɔ Onyankopɔn mu.

Adam Yɛ Owu Farebae, Kristo Yɛ Nkwa Farebae

12Bɔne nam onipa baako so na ɛbaa wiase, na ne bɔne no de owu bae. Ɛno nti owu trɛw baa nnipa nyinaa so, efisɛ wɔn nyinaa yɛɛ bɔne.

13Na bɔne wɔ hɔ ansa na wɔde mmara no reba. Nanso mmara nni hɔ a, wommu bɔne ho akontaa. 14Nanso efi Adam bere so kosi Mose bere so no, owu dii nnipa nyinaa so kosii wɔn mpo a wɔanyɛ bɔne so, sɛnea Adam de, ɔyɛɛ asoɔden kyerɛɛ Onyankopɔn no. Ɔkwan bi so no, Adam yɛ Kristo, nea na ɔrebɛba no, sɛso.

15Nanso wɔn baanu no nyinaa nyɛ pɛ, efisɛ Onyankopɔn akyɛde a ɔde kyɛ kwa no nte sɛ Adam bɔne no. Ɛyɛ nokware sɛ esiane saa onipa baako no bɔne nti, nnipa pii wuwui. Nanso Onyankopɔn adom no dɔɔso; ɛno nti na ɔnam onipa baako a ɔne Yesu Kristo adom so dom bebree kwa no. 16Bio, Onyankopɔn akyɛde no nte sɛ nsunsuanso a efi onipa baako bɔne mu bae no. Atemmu no nam bɔne baako so de afobu bae, nanso bɔne bebree akyi no, akyɛde no de bembu bae. 17Sɛ ɛnam onipa baako bɔne so na owu dii hene a, ɛno de wɔn a wonya adom mmoroso ne trenee akyɛde no nam onipa baako a ɔne Yesu Kristo so bedi hene wɔ nkwa mu.

18Enti sɛnea onipa baako pɛ bɔne a ɔyɛe no ma wobuu nnipa nyinaa fɔ no, saa ara nso na trenee nneyɛe baako ma wobuu nnipa nyinaa bem, ma yenyaa nkwa. 19Na sɛnea ɛnam ɔbaakofo asoɔden so nti nnipa nyinaa yɛɛ nnebɔneyɛfo no, saa ara nso na onipa baako setie nti wɔbɛyɛ bebree atreneefo.

20Wɔyɛɛ mmara no, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a bɔne bɛda adi pefee; nanso mpɛn dodow a bɔne dɔɔso no, adom no dɔɔso mmoroso, 21enti sɛnea bɔne di nnipa so de wɔn kɔ owu mu no, saa ara na adom no nam trenee so de daa nkwa a ɛwɔ Yesu Kristo, yɛn Awurade mu bɛba no.