through whom we have gained access(A) by faith into this grace in which we now stand.(B) And we[a] boast in the hope(C) of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[b] also glory in our sufferings,(D) because we know that suffering produces perseverance;(E) perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope(F) does not put us to shame, because God’s love(G) has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,(H) who has been given to us.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 5:2 Or let us
  2. Romans 5:3 Or let us

For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.(A)

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For in Christ Jesus(A) neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value.(B) The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.(C)

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another(A) in love.(B) Make every effort to keep the unity(C) of the Spirit through the bond of peace.(D) There is one body(E) and one Spirit,(F) just as you were called to one hope when you were called(G); one Lord,(H) one faith, one baptism;

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because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love(A) you have for all God’s people(B)

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the faith and love that spring from the hope(A) stored up for you in heaven(B) and about which you have already heard in the true message(C) of the gospel

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We remember before our God and Father(A) your work produced by faith,(B) your labor prompted by love,(C) and your endurance inspired by hope(D) in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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But since we belong to the day,(A) let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,(B) and the hope of salvation(C) as a helmet.(D)

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10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.(A) 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope(B) for may be fully realized. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate(C) those who through faith and patience(D) inherit what has been promised.(E)

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