Romans 5:12

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, as by one man sinne entred into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed vpon all men, for that all haue sinned.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned:--
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, as through one man sin came into the world, and death because of sin, and so death came to all men, because all have done evil:
- Basic English Bible

For this [cause], even as by one man sin entered into the world, and by sin death; and thus death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
- Darby Bible

Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
- Webster's Bible

What follows? This comparison. Through one man sin entered into the world, and through sin death, and so death passed to all mankind in turn, in that all sinned.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned.
- World English Bible

Therfor as bi o man synne entride in to this world, and bi synne deth, and so deth passide forth in to alle men, in which man alle men synneden.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of this, even as through one man the sin did enter into the world, and through the sin the death; and thus to all men the death did pass through, for that all did sin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:12


5:12 Therefore - This refers to all the preceding discourse; from which the apostle infers what follows. He does not therefore properly make a digression, but returns to speak again of sin and of righteousness. As by one man - Adam; who is mentioned, and not Eve, as being the representative of mankind. Sin entered into the world - Actual sin, and its consequence, a sinful nature. And death - With all its attendants. It entered into the world when it entered into being; for till then it did not exist. By sin - Therefore it could not enter before sin. Even so - Namely, by one man. In that - So the word is used also, #2Cor 5:4|. All sinned - In Adam. These words assign the reason why death came upon all men; infants themselves not excepted, in that all sinned.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:12


Ro 5:12 Wherefore. The section which now follows is one of the most difficult in the Bible to explain clearly in the compass of a few words. It opens up one of the profoundest questions of theology. The "wherefore" refers to the reconciliation (atonement) of Christ spoken of in Ro 5:11. Christ's work of atonement and the effect of Adam's sins are contrasted. As by one man. By the sin of Adam. Sin entered into the world. The world of mankind is meant. Death by sin. Death was led in by sin. Had there been no sin, there had been no death. "The tree of life stood in the midst of the garden" (Ge 2:9). So death passed upon all men. As the result of one man's sin. For that all have sinned. The personal sins of responsible persons are not now spoken of, but all the race sinned in Adam, its representative, infants, idiots, and all. Hence all die.

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Trying of your faith worketh patience (fruit of the spirit) it also builds faith trials of your faith is precious but it must be tried with fire so the Lord can use you. Why? Without faith it's IMPOSSIBLE to please him
  • A disciple
    "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." There is evidently a great chasm fixed between the Scriptures of Truth and the Other Gospel that is so popularly believed in today. The Truth is that we WERE dead in sins and bound with chains of darkness, alienated in our minds by nature away from God, and all knowledge and spiritual understanding but now in Christ we ARE alive and righteous, clean through the word which He has spoken and made new creations made after the image of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. No matter what men may say and contradict and argue the fact done is that we are now made holy and righteous through the grace of Jesus Christ, and have eternal life. Sin and death do not have dominion over us!
  • Elijah
    The question that is asked by the bible trivia, '3.  Paul says that tribulations give us what?
    I think that the answer to the question is wrong. It does not give all three. It is by enduring tribulations that we learn the value of dealing with trials patiently, and by doing thus, we gain experience. Through these experiences we see our reason for hope in God. Praise the Lord for His mercy.
  • Edna
    not only reconciled peace with God but saved by his life, thru his ressurtion, if there was no ressurtion we would be dead in our sins.So we have hope in Gods gift to us JESUS CHRIST
  • Edna
    by the first man ADAM BROUGHT SIN AND DEATH INTO THE WORLD. BUT BY THE SECOND MAN JESUS THE GRACE OF GOD BROUGHT RIGHTOUSNESS AND PEACE JESUS CRIST WE ARE RECONCILED BY HIS BLOOD
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY AND RIGHTEOUSLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD

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