Romans 5:2
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New International Version
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

New Living Translation
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

English Standard Version
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

New American Standard Bible
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

King James Bible
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have also obtained access through Him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

International Standard Version
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace by which we have been established, and we boast because of our hope in God's glory.

NET Bible
through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God's glory.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in him we have been brought close by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
by whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand and glory in hope of the glory of the sons of God.

King James 2000 Bible
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

American King James Version
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

American Standard Version
through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By whom also we have access through faith into this grace, wherein we stand, and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God.

Darby Bible Translation
by whom we have also access by faith into this favour in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.

English Revised Version
through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and let us rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Weymouth New Testament
through whom also, as the result of faith, we have obtained an introduction into that state of favour with God in which we stand, and we exult in hope of some day sharing in God's glory.

World English Bible
through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Young's Literal Translation
through whom also we have the access by the faith into this grace in which we have stood, and we boast on the hope of the glory of God.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:1-5 A blessed change takes place in the sinner's state, when he becomes a true believer, whatever he has been. Being justified by faith he has peace with God. The holy, righteous God, cannot be at peace with a sinner, while under the guilt of sin. Justification takes away the guilt, and so makes way for peace. This is through our Lord Jesus Christ; through him as the great Peace-maker, the Mediator between God and man. The saints' happy state is a state of grace. Into this grace we are brought, which teaches that we were not born in this state. We could not have got into it of ourselves, but we are led into it, as pardoned offenders. Therein we stand, a posture that denotes perseverance; we stand firm and safe, upheld by the power of the enemy. And those who have hope for the glory of God hereafter, have enough to rejoice in now. Tribulation worketh patience, not in and of itself, but the powerful grace of God working in and with the tribulation. Patient sufferers have most of the Divine consolations, which abound as afflictions abound. It works needful experience of ourselves. This hope will not disappoint, because it is sealed with the Holy Spirit as a Spirit of love. It is the gracious work of the blessed Spirit to shed abroad the love of God in the hearts of all the saints. A right sense of God's love to us, will make us not ashamed, either of our hope, or of our sufferings for him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Through whom also we have (rather, have had - ἐδχήκαμεν ( ρεφερρινγ το the past time of conversion and baptism, but with the idea of continuance expressed by the perfect) the (or, our) access by faith (the words, "by faith," which are not required, are absent from many manuscripts) into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice (properly, glory, καυχώμεθα, the same word as in the following verse, and most usually so rendered elsewhere, though sometimes by "boast." Our translators seem in this verse to have departed from their usual rendering because of the substantive "glory," in a different sense, which follows) in hope of the glory of God. Προσαγωγὴ (translated "access") occurs in the same sense in Ephesians 2:18 and Ephesians 3:12; in both cases, as here, with the article, so as to denote some well-known access or approach. It means the access to the holy God, which had been barred by sin, but which has been opened to us through Christ (cf. Hebrews 10:19). It is a question whether εἰς τὴν χάριν is properly taken (as in the Authorized Version) in immediate connection with προσαγωγὴν, as denoting that into which we have our access. In Ephesians 2:18 the word is followed by the more suitable preposition πρὸς, the phrase being, "access to the Father;" and this may be understood here, the sense being, "We have through Christ our access (to the Father) unto (ie. so as to result in) the state of grace and acceptance in which we now stand." As to "the glory of God," see above on Romans 3:23. Here our hoped-for future participation in the Divine glory is more distinctly intimated by the words, ἐπ ἐλπίδι. This last phrase bears the same sense as in 1 Corinthians 9:10, and probably in Romans 4:18 above. It does not mean that hope is that wherein we glory, but that, being in a state of hope, we glory.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

By whom also we have access by faith,.... The access here spoken of is not to the blessing of justification; for though that is a grace which we have access to by Christ, and come at the knowledge of by faith, and enjoy the comfort of through it; and is a grace in which persons stand, and from which they shall never fall, and lays a solid foundation for rejoicing in hope of eternal glory; yet this sense would make the apostle guilty of a great tautology; and besides, he is not speaking of that blessing itself, but of its effects; and here of one distinct from "peace with God", before mentioned, as the word also manifestly shows: nor does it design any other blessing of grace, as pardon, adoption, sanctification, &c. and an access thereunto; not unto the free grace, favour, and good will of God, the source of all blessings; but to the throne of grace, which may be called

that grace, because of its name, for God, as the God of all grace, sits upon it; it is an high favour to be admitted to it; it is grace persons come thither for, and which they may expect to find there: and

in, or "at"

which we stand; which denotes boldness, courage, and intrepidity, and a freedom from a servile fear and bashful spirit, and a continued constant attendance at it; all which is consistent with reverence, humility, and submission to the will of God. Now access to the throne of grace, and standing at that, are "by" Christ. There is no access to God in our own name and righteousness, and upon the foot of our own works. Christ is the only way of access to God, and acceptance with him; he is the Mediator between God and us; he introduces into his Father's presence, gives audience at his throne, and renders both persons and services acceptable unto him: and this access is also "by faith"; and that both in God the Father, as our covenant God and Father; in faith of interest in his love and favour; believing his power and faithfulness, his fulness and sufficiency, and that he is a God hearing and answering prayer: and also in the Lord Jesus Christ; in his person for acceptance; in his righteousness for justification; in his blood for pardon; and in his fulness for every supply: and such as have access to the throne of grace by faith in Christ, being comfortably persuaded of their justification before God, through his righteousness imputed to them, can and do

rejoice in hope of the glory of God; which is another effect of justification by faith: by the "glory of God"; which is another effect of justification by faith: by the "glory of God", is not meant the essential glory of God; nor that which we ought to seek in all that we are concerned, and which we are to ascribe unto him on the account of his perfections and works; but that everlasting glory and happiness which he has prepared for his people, has promised to them, and has called them to by Christ, and will bestow upon them; of which he has given them a good hope through grace; and in the hope and believing views of which they can, and do rejoice, even amidst a variety of afflictions and tribulations in this world. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "in hope of the glory of the children of God"; eternal glory being proper to them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. By whom also we have—"have had"

access by faith into this grace—favor with God.

wherein we stand—that is "To that same faith which first gave us 'peace with God' we owe our introduction into that permanent standing in the favor of God which the justified enjoy." As it is difficult to distinguish this from the peace first mentioned, we regard it as merely an additional phase of the same [Meyer, Philippi, Mehring], rather than something new [Beza, Tholuck, Hodge].

and rejoice—"glory," "boast," "triumph"—"rejoice" is not strong enough.

in hope of the glory of God—On "hope," see on [2197]Ro 5:4.

Romans 5:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Faith Brings Peace and Joy
1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;…
Cross References
Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Romans 11:20
Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble.

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

1 Corinthians 15:1
Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.

Ephesians 2:18
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Ephesians 3:12
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Hebrews 10:19
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

1 Peter 1:6
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

By whom.

John 10:7,9 Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they …

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Hebrews 10:19,20 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

wherein.

Romans 5:9,10 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved …

Romans 8:1,30-39 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …

Romans 14:4 Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he …

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on …

1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brothers, I declare to you the gospel which I preached …

Ephesians 6:13 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not …

and rejoice.

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad …

Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, …

Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also …

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, …

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has …

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we…

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

1 Peter 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

the glory.

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 8:17,18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; …

Exodus 33:18-20 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory…

Psalm 73:24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you …

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

Revelation 21:3,11,23 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

Revelation 22:4,5 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads…

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