Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Yonder ermine, hung so carelessly over the proud beauty's shoulder, cost terrible battles with polar ice and hurricane. All choicest things are reckoned the dearest. So is it, too, in heaven's inventories. The universe of God has never witnessed aught to be reckoned in comparison with the redemption of a guilty world. That mighty ransom no such contemptible things as silver and gold could procure. Only by one price could the Church of God be redeemed from hell, and that the precious blood of the Lamb — the Lamb without blemish or spot — the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
(T. L. Cuyler.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: