but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)
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