Romans 4:15

“Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because the law worketh wrath: for where no Lawe is, there is no transgression.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the outcome of the law is wrath; but where there is no law it will not be broken.
- Basic English Bible

For law works wrath; but where no law is neither [is there] transgression.
- Darby Bible

Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
- Webster's Bible

For the Law inflicts punishment; but where no Law exists, there can be no violation of Law.
- Weymouth Bible

For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.
- World English Bible

For the lawe worchith wraththe; for where is no lawe, there is no trespas, nethir is trespassyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither [is] transgression.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:15


4:15 Because the law - Considered apart from that grace, which though it was in fact mingled with it, yet is no part of the legal dispensation, is so difficult, and we so weak and sinful, that, instead of bringing us a blessing, it only worketh wrath; it becomes to us an occasion of wrath, and exposes us to punishment as transgressors. Where there is no law in force, there can be no transgression of it.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:15


Ro 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath. The law threatens punishment to all who break its enactments, and since none keep it perfectly, it works punishment for all. For where no law is, [there is] no trangression. Whereas, if no law had been given, there could be "no transgression" of its demands.

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