Romans 5:19

“For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as by one mans disobedience many were made sinners: so by the obedience of one, shall many bee made righteous.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because, as numbers of men became sinners through the wrongdoing of one man, even so will great numbers get righteousness through the keeping of the word of God by one man.
- Basic English Bible

For as indeed by the disobedience of the one man the many have been constituted sinners, so also by the obedience of the one the many will be constituted righteous.
- Darby Bible

For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
- Webster's Bible

For as through the disobedience of the one individual the mass of mankind were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of the One the mass of mankind will be constituted righteous.
- Weymouth Bible

For as through the one man's disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous.
- World English Bible

For as bi inobedience of o man manye ben maad synneris, so bi the obedience of oon manye schulen be iust.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as through the disobedience of the one man, the many were constituted sinners: so also through the obedience of the one, shall the many be constituted righteous.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:19


5:19 As by the disobedience of one man many (that is, all men) were constituted sinners - Being then in the loins of their first parent, the common head and representative of them all. So by the obedience of one - By his obedience unto death; by his dying for us. Many - All that believe. Shall be constituted righteous - Justified, pardoned.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:19


Ro 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience. By Adam's disobedience, all disobeyed and were counted sinners. So by the obedience of one. By Jesus' obedience, all are counted obedient, and hence, righteous. That is, all inherited penalty for Adam's sin is blotted out for the whole race. All who have not personal sins are held to be justified. Hence all infants are sinless. The basis of infant baptism is removed. Baptism is for those who have personally sinned.

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Judy Gainey
    In Romans 5:19, For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. This is talking about by Adam, we were made sinners, but by being obedient to Jesus we are made righteous.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Lu2677
    Romans 5:19 "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Amen
  • JOSEPH ROSSOMANDO
    GRACE OF GOD :The unmerited and abundant gift of God's love and favor to man. JESUS CHRIST
  • Belai Haile
    I Love Paul so much because he loves my Jesus Christ. He transformed from darkness into light that's a blessed. When I see the life of Paul ;is amazing he didn't ask the change but a free gift. I love Jesus Christ. praise Him any way He is so good to me.

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