HCSBHolman Christian Standard Bible
1Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, # Rm 3:28 we have peace # Other mss read faith, let us have peace, which can also be translated faith, let us grasp the fact that we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. # Rm 5:11 2We have also obtained access through Him # Eph 2:18; 3:12; Heb 10:19-20; 1Pt 3:18 by faith # Other mss omit by faith into this grace in which we stand, # 1Co 15:1 and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3And not only that, # Rm 5:11; 8:23; 9:10; 2Co 8:19 but we also rejoice in our afflictions, # Mt 5:12; Jms 1:2-3 because we know that affliction produces endurance, # Lk 21:19 4endurance produces proven character, # Php 2:22; Jms 1:12 and proven character produces hope. 5This hope will not disappoint us, # Ps 119:116; Rm 9:33; Heb 6:18-20 because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts # Ac 2:33; 10:45; Gl 4:6; Ti 3:6 through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Those Declared Righteous Are Reconciled
6For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, # Gl 4:4 Christ died for the ungodly. 7For rarely will someone die for a just person — though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8But God proves # Rm 3:5 His own love for us # Jn 3:16; 15:13; Rm 8:39 in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! 9Much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by His blood, # Rm 3:25 we will be saved through Him from wrath. # Rm 1:18; 1Th 1:10 10For if, while we were enemies, # Rm 11:28; 2Co 5:18-20; Eph 2:3; Col 1:21 we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by His life! # Rm 8:34; Heb 7:25 11And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have now received this reconciliation through Him. # Rm 11:15; 2Co 5:18-20
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