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.
Asomdwoeɛ Ne Anigyeɛ
1Afei a ɛnam gyidie so ama Onyankopɔn abu yɛn bem no, yɛnam Awurade Yesu Kristo so anya Onyankopɔn asomdwoeɛ. 2Ɔnam gyidie so de yɛn aba Onyankopɔn adom a yɛte mu seesei no mu. Yɛn ani gye wɔ anidasoɔ mu sɛ yɛbɛnya Onyankopɔn anim animuonyam. 3Afei, yɛn haw mu nso, yɛn ani gye, ɛfiri sɛ, yɛnim sɛ ɔhaw de boasetɔ ba, 4na boasetɔ de osuahunu ba, ɛnna osuahunu de anidasoɔ ba. 5Saa anidasoɔ yi renni yɛn hwammɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn nam Honhom Kronkron a ɛyɛ nʼakyɛdeɛ a ɔde ama yɛn no so ahwie ne dɔ agu yɛn akoma mu.
6Ɛberɛ a ɛsɛ mu, ɛberɛ a yɛyɛ mmerɛ no, Kristo wu maa amumuyɛfoɔ. 7Na ɛbɛyɛ den sɛ obi bɛwu ama deɛ ɔyɛ onipa tenenee mpo, na deɛ ɔyɛ onipa pa no deɛ, ebia obi bɛsi ne bo awu ama no. 8Nanso, Onyankopɔn da ne dɔ adi wɔ yei mu sɛ; ɛberɛ a yɛyɛ nnebɔneyɛfoɔ no, Kristo wu maa yɛn.
9Esiane sɛ wɔnam ne mogya no so abu yɛn bem no enti, wɔnam ne so bɛgye yɛn afiri Onyankopɔn abufuhyeɛ mu. 10Na sɛ ɛberɛ a yɛyɛ atamfoɔ mpo Onyankopɔn de ne Ba no wuo yɛɛ mpatadeɛ maa yɛn a, saa mmerɛ yi a yɛne Onyankopɔn wɔ ayɔnkofa yi deɛ, yɛnim sɛ ɔnam ne Ba no so bɛgye yɛn nkwa. 11Ɛnyɛ yei nko, mmom yɛnam AWURADE Yesu Kristo a ne mu na yɛanya mpata no gye yɛn ani wɔ Onyankopɔn mu.
Adam Yɛ Owuo Farebae, Kristo Yɛ Nkwa Farebae
12Bɔne nam onipa baako so na ɛbaa ewiase, na ne bɔne no de owuo baeɛ. Ɛno enti owuo trɛ baa nnipa nyinaa so, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔn nyinaa yɛɛ bɔne.
13Na bɔne wɔ hɔ ansa na wɔde Mmara no reba. Nanso, mmara nni hɔ a, wɔmmu bɔne ho akonta. 14Nanso, ɛfiri Adam ɛberɛ so kɔsi Mose ɛberɛ so no, owuo dii nnipa nyinaa so kɔsii wɔn mpo a wɔanyɛ bɔne, sɛdeɛ Adam deɛ ɔyɛɛ asoɔden kyerɛɛ Onyankopɔn no. Ɛkwan bi so no, Adam yɛ Kristo, deɛ na ɔrebɛba no, sɛso.
15Nanso, wɔn baanu no nyinaa nyɛ pɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn akyɛdeɛ a ɔde kyɛ kwa no nte sɛ Adam bɔne no. Ɛyɛ nokorɛ sɛ ɛsiane saa onipa baako no bɔne enti nnipa pii wuwuiɛ. Nanso, Onyankopɔn adom no dɔɔso; ɛno enti na ɔnam onipa baako a ɔne Yesu Kristo adom so dom bebree kwa no. 16Bio, Onyankopɔn akyɛdeɛ no nte sɛ nsunsuansoɔ a ɛfiri onipa baako bɔne mu baeɛ no. Atemmuo no nam bɔne baako so de afɔbuo baeɛ, nanso bɔne bebree akyi no, akyɛdeɛ no de bembuo baeɛ. 17Sɛ ɛnam onipa baako bɔne so ɛna owuo dii ɔhene a, ɛnneɛ wɔn a wɔnya adom mmorosoɔ ne tenenee akyɛdeɛ no nam onipa baako a ɔne Yesu Kristo so bɛdi hene wɔ nkwa mu.
18Enti sɛdeɛ onipa baako pɛ bɔne a ɔyɛeɛ no ma wɔbuu nnipa nyinaa fɔ no, saa ara nso na tenenee adeyɛ baako maa wɔbuu nnipa nyinaa bem, na yɛnyaa nkwa. 19Na sɛdeɛ ɛnam ɔbaakofoɔ asoɔden so enti nnipa nyinaa yɛɛ nnebɔneyɛfoɔ no, saa ara nso na onipa baako setie enti, wɔbɛyɛ bebree teneneefoɔ.
20Wɔyɛɛ mmara no, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a bɔne bɛda adi pefee; nanso mpɛn dodoɔ a bɔne dɔɔso no, adom no dɔɔso mmoroso, 21enti sɛdeɛ bɔne di nnipa so de wɔn kɔ owuo mu no, saa ara na adom no nam tenenee so de daa nkwa a ɛwɔ Yesu Kristo, yɛn AWURADE mu bɛba.