For through one man sin entered the world, and sin led to death. In this way death came to everyone, for everyone sinned. Even before the law was given, sin was in the world, however it wasn’t counted as sin because there was no law. But death still ruled from Adam until Moses, even over those who didn’t sin in the same way as Adam did.
Now Adam prefigured the one to come. But the gift of Jesus is not like the sin of Adam. Though many people died because of one man’s sin, God’s grace is so much greater and has been shared with so many through his gracious gift in the person of Jesus Christ. The result of the gift is not like that of the sin. The result of Adam’s sin was judgment and condemnation, but the gift sets us right with God, despite our many sins. As a result of one man’s sin, death ruled because of him. But God’s grace is so much greater and his gift sets us right, for everyone who receives it will rule in life through the person of Jesus Christ! Just as one sin brought condemnation on everyone, in the same way one right act gave everyone the opportunity to live right. Just as through one man’s disobedience many became sinners, in the same way through one man’s obedience many are made right with God.