A. The Gift in Christ Surpassing the Heritage in Adam --
Two Men, Two Acts, and Two Results
with Four Reigning Things
12 Therefore just as through 1aone man 2bsin entered into the 3world, and cthrough sin, 4death; and thus 4ddeath passed on to all men because all have sinned --
13 For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not 1charged to one's account when there is no alaw.
14 But 1adeath reigned from 2Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of Adam's 3transgression, bwho is a 4type of Him who was to come.
15 But it is not that as the offense was, so also the gracious gift is; for if by the offense of the aone the many died, much more the grace of God and the free gift in grace of the one 1bman Jesus Christ have 2abounded to the many.
16 And it is not that as through one who sinned, so also the free 1gift is; for the judgment was out of one offense unto condemnation, but the gracious gift is out of many offenses unto ajustification.
17 For if by the offense of the one death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the 1abundance of grace and of the gift of 2righteousness will 3reign in 4life through the One, Jesus Christ.
18 So then as it was through one offense unto condemnation to all men, so also it was through one 1righteous act unto justification of 2life to all men.
19 For just as through the disobedience of one man the many were 1constituted sinners, so also through the 2obedience of the One the many will be 1constituted righteous.
20 And the alaw entered in alongside that the offense might 1abound; but where sin 1abounded, grace has super-abounded,
21 In order that just as 1asin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through 2righteousness unto beternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.