12 So then, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned— 13 for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam (who is a type of the coming one) transgressed. 15 But the gracious gift is not like the transgression. For if the many died through the transgression of the one man, how much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man Jesus Christ multiply to the many! 16 And the gift is not like the one who sinned. For judgment, resulting from the one transgression, led to condemnation, but the gracious gift from the many failures led to justification. 17 For if, by the transgression of the one man, death reigned through the one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ!
18 Consequently, just as condemnation for all people came through one transgression, so too through the one righteous act came righteousness leading to life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will be constituted righteous. 20 Now the law came in so that the transgression may increase, but where sin increased, grace multiplied all the more, 21 so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
13 And when they were committing iniquity before thee, thou didst choose for thyself one of them, whose name was Abraham; 14 and thou didst love him, and to him only didst thou reveal the end of the times, secretly by night. 15 Thou didst make with him an everlasting covenant, and promise him that thou wouldst never forsake his descendants; and thou gavest to him Isaac, and to Isaac thou gavest Jacob and Esau. 16 And thou didst set apart Jacob for thyself, but Esau thou didst reject; and Jacob became a great multitude. 17 And when thou didst lead his descendants out of Egypt, thou didst bring them to Mount Sinai. 18 Thou didst bend down the heavens and shake the earth, and move the world, and make the depths to tremble, and trouble the times. 19 And thy glory passed through the four gates of fire and earthquake and wind and ice, to give the law to the descendants of Jacob, and thy commandment to the posterity of Israel. 20 "Yet thou didst not take away from them their evil heart, so that thy law might bring forth fruit in them.
21 For the first Adam, burdened with an evil heart, transgressed and was overcome, as were also all who were descended from him. 22 Thus the disease became permanent; the law was in the people's heart along with the evil root, but what was good departed, and the evil remained. 23 So the times passed and the years were completed, and thou didst raise up for thyself a servant, named David. 24 And thou didst command him to build a city for thy name, and in it to offer thee oblations from what is thine. 25 This was done for many years; but the inhabitants of the city transgressed, 26 in everything doing as Adam and all his descendants had done, for they also had the evil heart. 27 So thou didst deliver the city into the hands of thy enemies. 28 "Then I said in my heart, Are the deeds of those who inhabit Babylon any better? Is that why she has gained dominion over Zion?