Romans 5:1
New International Version
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

New Living Translation
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

English Standard Version
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

King James Bible
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Contemporary English Version
By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, we have peace with God.

Good News Translation
Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

International Standard Version
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

NET Bible
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

New Heart English Bible
Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because we have been declared righteous, therefore, by faith, we shall have peace with God in our Lord Yeshua The Messiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now that we have God's approval by faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Justified therefore by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus, the Christ,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

American King James Version
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

American Standard Version
Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
BEING justified therefore by faith, let us have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore having been justified on the principle of faith, we have peace towards God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

English Revised Version
Being therefore justified by faith, let us have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Weymouth New Testament
Standing then acquitted as the result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

World English Bible
Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

Young's Literal Translation
Having been declared righteous, then, by faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Study Bible
The Triumph of Faith
1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in the hope of the glory of God.…
Cross References
Isaiah 27:5
Or let them lay claim to My protection; let them make peace with Me--yes, let them make peace with Me."

Acts 10:36
He has sent this message to the people of Israel, proclaiming the gospel of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

Romans 3:28
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.

Romans 5:11
Not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Colossians 1:20
and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

being.

Romans 5:9,18
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him…

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:22,26-28,30
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: …

we have.

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Romans 1:7
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:15
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

through.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 20:31
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Ephesians 2:7
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.







Lexicon
Therefore,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

since we have been justified
Δικαιωθέντες (Dikaiōthentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1344: From dikaios; to render just or innocent.

through
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

faith,
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

we have
ἔχομεν (echomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

peace
εἰρήνην (eirēnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

with
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Christ,
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
V.

(1-11) A description of the serene and blissful state which the sense of justification brings. Faith brings justification; justification brings (let us see that it does bring) peace--peace with God, through the mediation of Jesus. To that mediation it is that the Christian owes his state of grace or acceptance in the present, and his triumphant hope of glory in the future. Nay, the triumph begins now. It begins even with tribulation, for tribulation leads by gradual stages to that tried and approved constancy which is a virtue most nearly allied to hope. Such hope does not deceive. It is grounded upon the consciousness of justifying love assured to us by the wonderful sacrifice of the death of Christ. The one great and difficult step was that which reconciled sinful man to God; the completion of the process of his salvation follows by easy sequence. Knowing this our consciousness just spoken of takes a glow of triumph.

(1) Being justified.--The present chapter is thus linked on to the last. Christ was delivered for our offences, and raised again for our justification. "Being justified then," &c. This opening has a wonderful beauty which centres in the Christian idea of peace. After all the gloomy retrospect which fills the preceding chapters, the clouds break, and light steals gently over the scene. Nor is it merely the subsidence of storm, but an ardent and eager hope that now awakens, and looks forward to a glorious future.

We have.--A decided preponderance of MSS. authority compels us to read here, "Let us have," though the older reading would seem to make the best sense. A hortatory element is introduced into the passage, which does not seem quite properly or naturally to belong to it. It is just possible that there may have been a very early error of the copyist, afterwards rightly corrected (in the two oldest MSS., Vat. and Sin., the reading of the Authorised version appears as a correction) by conjecture. On the other hand, it is too much always to assume that a writer really used the expression which it seems to us most natural that he should have used. "Let us have" would mean "Let us enter into and possess."

Peace.--The state of reconciliation with God, with all that blissful sense of composure and harmony which flows from such a condition. "Peace" is the special legacy bequeathed by Jesus to His disciples (John 14:27; John 16:33); it is also the word used, with deep significance, after miracles of healing, attended with forgiveness (Mark 5:34; Luke 7:50). Boswell notes a remark of Johnson's upon this word. "He repeated to Mr. Langton, with great energy in the Greek, our Saviour's gracious expression concerning the forgiveness of Mary Magdalene: 'Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace' (Luke 7:50). He said, 'The manner of this dismission is exceedingly affecting'" (Life of Johnson, ch. 4, under the date 1780). For other illustrations of this supreme and unique phase of the Christian life, we may turn to the hymns of Cowper, especially those stanzas commencing "Sometimes a light surprises," "So shall my walk be close with God," "Fierce passions discompose the mind," "There if Thy Spirit touch the soul"; or to some of the descriptions in the Pilgrim's Progress.

Verses 1-21. - (6) The results of the revelation of the righteousness of God, as affecting

(a) the consciousness and hopes of believers;

(b) the position of mankind before God. Verses 1-11. - (a) As to the consciousness of individual believers. Verse 1. - Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Instead of the ἔχομεν of the Textus Receptus, an overwhelming preponderance of authority, including uncials, versions, and Fathers, supports ἔχωμεν ("let us have"). If this be the true reading, the expression must be intended as hortatory, meaning, apparently, "Let us appreciate and realize our peace with God which we have in being justified by faith." But hortation here does not appear in keeping with what follows, in which the results of our being justified by faith are described in terms clearly, corresponding with the idea of our having peace with God. The passage as a whole is not hortatory, but descriptive, and "we have peace" comes in naturally as an initiatory statement of what is afterwards carried out. This being the case, it is a question whether an exception may not be allowed in this case to the usually sound rule of bowing to decided preponderance of authority with respect to readings. That ἔχωμεν was an early and widely accepted reading there can be no doubt; but still it may not have been the original one, the other appearing more probable. Scrivener is of opinion that "the itacism of ω for ο, so familiar to all collators of Greek manuscripts, crept into some very early copy, from which it was propagated among our most venerable codices, even those from which the earliest versions were made." 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.
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