Romans 5:11
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New International Version
Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

New Living Translation
So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.

English Standard Version
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Berean Study Bible
Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Berean Literal Bible
And not only so, but also we are rejoicing in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

New American Standard Bible
And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

King James Bible
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have now received this reconciliation through Him.

International Standard Version
Not only that, but we also continue to boast about God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah, through whom we have now been reconciled.

NET Bible
Not only this, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.

New Heart English Bible
Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And not in this way only, but also we glory in God by our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In addition, our Lord Jesus Christ lets us continue to brag about God. After all, it is through Christ that we now have this restored relationship with God.

New American Standard 1977
And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And not only this, but we even glory in God through our Lord Jesus, the Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.

King James 2000 Bible
And not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.

American King James Version
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

American Standard Version
and not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not only so; but also we glory in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received reconciliation.

Darby Bible Translation
And not only [that], but [we are] making our boast in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we have received the reconciliation.

English Revised Version
and not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Weymouth New Testament
And not only so, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now obtained that reconciliation.

World English Bible
Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Young's Literal Translation
And not only so, but we are also boasting in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom now we did receive the reconciliation;
Study Bible
Christ's Sacrifice for the Ungodly
10For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! 11Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. 12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned.…
Cross References
Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 5:3
Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!

Romans 8:23
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Romans 9:10
Not only that, but Rebecca's children were conceived by one man, our father Isaac.

Romans 11:15
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

2 Corinthians 8:19
More than that, this brother was chosen by the churches to accompany us with the offering--the gracious gift we administer to honor the Lord Himself and to show our eagerness to help.
Treasury of Scripture

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

but we.

Romans 2:17 Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God,

Romans 3:29,30 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, …

1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn …

Psalm 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, …

Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, …

Psalm 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Psalm 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion …

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in …

Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord,

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Philippians 3:1,3 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things …

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

by whom.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

John 6:50-58 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat …

1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the …

Colossians 2:6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him:

atonement. or, reconciliation.

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death …

2 Corinthians 5:18,19 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus …

(11) And not only so.--Some such word as "reconciled must be supplied from the previous verse. "We shall be saved as the sequel of our reconciliation, but we are something more than reconciled. Ours is not merely a passive, but an active state. We exult or glory in God, who, through Christ, has given us this reconciliation."

Now.--In this present time, in our present condition. Reconciliation in the present is a foretaste of glory in the future.

Verse 11. And not only so, but we also glory in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. We not only have an assured hope; we also glory already in our restoration to peace with God; our mental state is an exultant one even now. A tacit reference may be supposed to Romans 3:27 and Romans 4:2, where all human glorying was said to be shut out. Yes, this remains true - in ourselves we cannot glory; but in God, who has reconciled us, we can and do. It is to be observed that neither this nor other passages (such as Romans 8:30, seq.), where an exultant assurance of salvation is expressed, justify the doctrine of assurance, as sometimes understood; viz. in the sense that an individual believer may and ought to feel certain of his own final salvation, on the ground of having once been justified. The condition of continued faithfulness is all along implied (cf., among other texts, 1 Corinthians 9:27; Hebrews 6:4, etc.; Hebrews 10:26, etc.). And not only so, but we also joy in God,.... Something seems here to be understood, and which is to be supplied thus; not only we are saved by his life, and from wrath through him; not only are we reconciled to God by his Son, and Spirit; not only Christ has died for us while sinners and ungodly; not only do we glory in tribulations, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God: "but we also joy in God"; himself, as our covenant God and Father in Christ, as the God of all grace, peace, and salvation; in his perfections, as engaged on our side, and as glorified in our salvation; in the purposes of God, and his covenant transactions with his Son, as they are made known in the everlasting Gospel; in all his providential dispensations, which are mercy and truth; and in our being of him in Christ, and Christ's being made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption; in all the blessings of grace we receive from him, the glory of which is his due; and in his sight and presence, and in the enjoyment of him. The means by which saints come at this joying and glorying in God, is

through our Lord Jesus Christ; not the light of nature, nor the law of Moses, nor any works of righteousness done by men, nor through angels or saints, but Christ, and him only; for it is only in and through him that God is their covenant God and Father; by him only have they the agreeable view of his glorious perfections; in him only all his purposes and promises have their fulfilment; it is by his hands, and through his blood, that all the blessings of grace are conveyed to them; their access to God is only by him; and by him they give the praise and glory of every mercy to him. And the ground of this joy is the expiation of sin by Christ,

by whom we have now received the atonement; atonement is not made, but received by us; which denotes the application of the atoning blood and sacrifice of Christ to the conscience, the Spirit's witness of interest in it, and the office of faith, as a recipient of it: it is not faith, nor anything else of the creature's, that makes the atonement, only Christ; but faith receives it from him, and by him; which, as it is the ground of present joying in God, so it is the foundation of hope of future glory: the word "now" refers to the Gospel dispensation. The poor Jews are at the utmost loss about atonement: sometimes they tell (c) us it is by confession, repentance, and good works; sometimes by beneficence and hospitality (d); sometimes they say their captivity is their atonement (e); and, at other times, that death expiates all their sins (f). Blessed be God for the atoning sacrifice of Christ!

(c) T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 85. 2. & 86. 1. Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 6. sect. 2. Zohar in Gen. fol. 107. 1.((d) T. Bab. Chagiga, fol. 27. 1. & Roshhashana, fol. 18. 1, & Yebamot, fol. 105. 1.((e) T. Bab. Taanith, fol. 16. 1. & Sanhedrin, fol. 37. 2. Maimon. Hilch. Teshuba, c. 2. sect. 4. (f) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 60. 1. Hieros. Yoma, fol. 38. 2. T. Bab. Moed Katon, fol. 28. 1. & Yoma, fol. 42. 1. Gloss in ib. 11. And not only so, but we also joy—rather, "glory."

in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by—"through"

whom we have now received the atonement—rather, "the reconciliation" (Margin), as the same word is rendered in Ro 5:10 and in 2Co 5:18, 19. (In fact, the earlier meaning of the English word "atonement" was "the reconciliation of two estranged parties") [Trench]. The foregoing effects of justification were all benefits to ourselves, calling for gratitude; this last may be termed a purely disinterested one. Our first feeling towards God, after we have found peace with Him, is that of clinging gratitude for so costly a salvation; but no sooner have we learned to cry, Abba, Father, under the sweet sense of reconciliation, than "gloriation" in Him takes the place of dread of Him, and now He appears to us "altogether lovely!"

On this section, Note, (1) How gloriously does the Gospel evince its divine origin by basing all acceptable obedience on "peace with God," laying the foundations of this peace in a righteous "justification" of the sinner "through our Lord Jesus Christ," and making this the entrance to a permanent standing in the divine favor, and a triumphant expectation of future glory! (Ro 5:1, 2). Other peace, worthy of the name, there is none; and as those who are strangers to it rise not to the enjoyment of such high fellowship with God, so they have neither any taste for it nor desire after it. (2) As only believers possess the true secret of patience under trials, so, although "not joyous but grievous" in themselves (Heb 12:17), when trials divinely sent afford them the opportunity of evidencing their faith by the grace of patience under them, they should "count it all joy" (Ro 5:3, 4; and see Jas 1:2, 3). (3) "Hope," in the New Testament sense of the term, is not a lower degree of faith or assurance (as many now say, I hope for heaven, but am not sure of it); but invariably means "the confident expectation of future good." It presupposes faith; and what faith assures us will be ours, hope accordingly expects. In the nourishment of this hope, the soul's look outward to Christ for the ground of it, and inward upon ourselves for evidence of its reality, must act and react upon each other (Ro 5:2 and Ro 5:4 compared). (4) It is the proper office of the Holy Ghost to beget in the soul the full conviction and joyful consciousness of the love of God in Christ Jesus to sinners of mankind, and to ourselves in particular; and where this exists, it carries with it such an assurance of final salvation as cannot deceive (Ro 5:5). (5) The justification of sinful men is not in virtue of their amendment, but of "the blood of God's Son"; and while this is expressly affirmed in Ro 5:9, our reconciliation to God by the "death of His Son," affirmed in Ro 5:10, is but a variety of the same statement. In both, the blessing meant is the restoration of the sinner to a righteous standing in the sight of God; and in both, the meritorious ground of this, which is intended to be conveyed, is the expiatory sacrifice of God's Son. (6) Gratitude to God for redeeming love, if it could exist without delight in God Himself, would be a selfish and worthless feeling; but when the one rises into the other—the transporting sense of eternal "reconciliation" passing into "gloriation in God" Himself—then the lower is sanctified and sustained by the higher, and each feeling is perfective of the other (Ro 5:11).5:6-11 Christ died for sinners; not only such as were useless, but such as were guilty and hateful; such that their everlasting destruction would be to the glory of God's justice. Christ died to save us, not in our sins, but from our sins; and we were yet sinners when he died for us. Nay, the carnal mind is not only an enemy to God, but enmity itself, chap. 8:7; Col 1:21. But God designed to deliver from sin, and to work a great change. While the sinful state continues, God loathes the sinner, and the sinner loathes God, Zec 11:8. And that for such as these Christ should die, is a mystery; no other such an instance of love is known, so that it may well be the employment of eternity to adore and wonder at it. Again; what idea had the apostle when he supposed the case of some one dying for a righteous man? And yet he only put it as a thing that might be. Was it not the undergoing this suffering, that the person intended to be benefitted might be released therefrom? But from what are believers in Christ released by his death? Not from bodily death; for that they all do and must endure. The evil, from which the deliverance could be effected only in this astonishing manner, must be more dreadful than natural death. There is no evil, to which the argument can be applied, except that which the apostle actually affirms, sin, and wrath, the punishment of sin, determined by the unerring justice of God. And if, by Divine grace, they were thus brought to repent, and to believe in Christ, and thus were justified by the price of his bloodshedding, and by faith in that atonement, much more through Him who died for them and rose again, would they be kept from falling under the power of sin and Satan, or departing finally from him. The living Lord of all, will complete the purpose of his dying love, by saving all true believers to the uttermost. Having such a pledge of salvation in the love of God through Christ, the apostle declared that believers not only rejoiced in the hope of heaven, and even in their tribulations for Christ's sake, but they gloried in God also, as their unchangeable Friend and all-sufficient Portion, through Christ only.
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