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And there is still much more to say of his unfailing love for us! For through the blood of Jesus we have heard the powerful declaration, “You are now righteous in my sight.” And because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you will never experience the wrath of God. 10 So if while we were still enemies, God fully reconciled[a] us to himself through the death of his Son, then something greater than friendship is ours. Now that we are at peace with God, and because we share in his resurrection life, how much more we will be rescued from sin’s dominion![b]

11 And even more than that, we overflow with triumphant joy[c] in our new relationship of living in harmony[d] with God—all because of Jesus Christ!

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:10 The Greek verb for reconciled is actually “exchanged.” That is, he exchanged our sins for his righteousness and thus reconciled us to God. The reign of death is caused by the guilt of sin.
  2. Romans 5:10 See also John 14:19; Heb. 7:25.
  3. Romans 5:11 Or “boasting” (in God).
  4. Romans 5:11 As translated from the Aramaic, which can also be translated “By him [Jesus] we now accept his door-opening.” The Greek is “reconciled.”

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