Romans 5:17

“For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if by one mans offence, death raigned by one, much more they which receiue abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousnes, shall reigne in life by one, Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if, by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; much more shall they that receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, `even' Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For, if by the wrongdoing of one, death was ruling through the one, much more will those to whom has come the wealth of grace and the giving of righteousness, be ruling in life through the one, even Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one, much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one Jesus Christ:)
- Darby Bible

For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For if, through the transgression of the one individual, Death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God's overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in Life through the one individual, Jesus Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

For if in the gilt of oon deth regnede thorouy oon, myche more men that takyn plente of grace, and of yyuyng, and of riytwisnesse, schulen regne in lijf bi oon Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if by the offence of the one the death did reign through the one, much more those, who the abundance of the grace and of the free gift of the righteousness are receiving, in life shall reign through the one -- Jesus Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:17


5:17 There is a difference between grace and the gift. Grace is opposed to the offence; the gift, to death, being the gift of life.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:17


Ro 5:17 For if by one man's offence. The superabounding grace of Christ is still further shown. Death reigned by one. As a result of Adam's one offense, death reigned over men. They which receive abundance of grace. So, on the other hand, those who accept Christ's grace, and enjoy his righteousness, shall, through him, reign in life. The life spoken of is the resurrection from the grave, and the privilege, not the guarantee, of eternal life that is offered through the gospel.

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Bruce
    Sylvia:To know and grow,feed on the word daily. Yesterday the stairs impossible,today1or2steps, tomorrow?Tell others what He has done for you!Matthew10:32 Church that:preaches,heaven/hell,salvation by blood of Christ.period.Hebrews10:12. Support your church that does the above. 1Timothy 5:18. TV evangelist pull-plug! Years back great preachers today hands out with deep pockets. For all who read.
  • Ann
    Sylvia, please talked with God, he will give you understanding. Just have Faith in him. He will show you what the scriptures mean. May God Bless you and keep you. Amen!
  • Irene123
    To Sylvia - I'm not going to be your 'teacher'; here's a scripture to get you started (if you are serious, you need to pray for His understanding) - Hosea 4:6; Rom. 14-15; Heb. 10:25. You need to read Hosea 4:1-9, very carefully, to catch what is there. It applies very much to this day. Also, ask the Lord, in Jesus name, to lead you to a church that preaches HIS WHOLE truth f the Bible.
  • Sylvia
    I love to read the bible but sometimes its so hard to understand what they're talking about. I need someone to help me with the bible to really understand
  • Lilian
    Thanks to the blood ofJesus by his blood we are sanctified., we are saved by his grace. Jesus made everything new he paid the price on the cross our job now is to accept and believe Jesus that he is a son of a living God. Only thru him and by his blood only we have life in abundance. Lets praise him only for he is worthy. Our tribulations in life could come but only praising Jesus we have peace
  • Brianna
    Vs.13 is an interesting fact. It shows that sin was always there, but unless there was a law , that it could not be charged against us. So for Adam and Eve, they had but one law, and broke that law resulting in sin. They could have been doing other sins, but until there was a law against it they could not be charged. I.e. it was only after they ate the fruit that they became ashamed of their nakedness Very interesting scripture.