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

  • MaryAnn
    God will never leave you or forsake you!
  • Norm
    Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, who are His church: See here in verses 1 through 11 that while the members of the church of Christ will suffer tribulations, the body of Christ will NOT be appointed to the wrath of Great tribulation of hell when all flesh will die of famine, war, pestilence and captivity. Let no man carrying that spirit of antichrist deceive you with their vain words: JESUS CHRIST is the SAVIOUR, that is true! His sacrifice and His blood is sufficient atonement for all our sins so there is no cause for the faithful to be "delivered up"! Be blessed and rejoice in the saving grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
  • Sheila M Robinson
    I love God so much, and I'm very grateful that he did not leave us in this world of sin. God's love for us gave us a way to escape from sin and have eternal life. Father, thanks for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Thanks, for your "Grace" that sufficient for all our sins. The greater our "Faith" the more we receive with humbleness, the meek shall inherited the world.
  • Abraham
    Jesus is my rock and salvation, without him nothing else could have save me from my sins. I thank God for his son Jesus Christ, to delivered us from our sins, by died for us in the cross of cavalry. It has been a good thing since i know Jesus, my life has change totally for good. Praise the LORD.
  • Sylvia
    Paul is letting us know that even though, Adam failed and plunch the world into sin because of his disobedience, Jesus came and died to save the world. Only He was worthy. For we all have sin and come short of his glory. Thank God for Jesus his son.
  • Clara N. Offord
    v. 8 shows us , God demonstrating his Love for us... What an example to follow???