“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)
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.
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.