12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 2nd Reading

Romans 5:12-15

Brothers and sisters:
Through one man sin entered the world,
   and through sin, death,
   and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned—
   for up to the time of the law, sin was in the world,
   though sin is not accounted when there is no law.
But death reigned from Adam to Moses,
   even over those who did not sin
   after the pattern of the trespass of Adam,
   who is the type of the one who was to come.

But the gift is not like the transgression.
For if by the transgression of the one the many died,
   how much more did the grace of God
   and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christ
   overflow for the many.