Romans 5:17

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.


Receive (lambano) – to take / to make one’s own / to receive what is given (present, active, participle)

Abundance (perisseia) – gain / profit / superabundance

Gift (dorea) – unearned / given freely

Reign (basileuo) – to be king / exercise highest influence / to rule (future, active, indicative)


*First note that it was never God’s plan for man to die.  God’s plan for us was abundant life.

*The result of righteousness and grace through Jesus Christ far exceeds (much more) the evidence of sin through Adam (death in the world).

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