Romans 5:1-11 NAS
Therefore having been
justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this
grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that
tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character;
and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love
of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit
who was given to us.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the
ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps
for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God
demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His
blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through His Son,
much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received the reconciliation.