Romans 5:13

“(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For vntill the Law sinne was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because, till the law came, sin was in existence, but sin is not put to the account of anyone when there is no law to be broken.
- Basic English Bible

(for until law sin was in [the] world; but sin is not put to account when there is no law;
- Darby Bible

For until the law, sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
- Webster's Bible

For prior to the Law sin was already in the world; only it is not entered in the account against us when no Law exists.
- Weymouth Bible

For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law.
- World English Bible

For `til to the lawe synne was in the world; but synne was not rettid, whanne lawe was not.
- Wycliffe Bible

for till law sin was in the world: and sin is not reckoned when there is not law;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:13


5:13 For until the law sin was in the world - All, I say, had sinned, for sin was in the world long before the written law; but, I grant, sin is not so much imputed, nor so severely punished by God, where there is no express law to convince men of it. Yet that all had sinned, even then, appears in that all died.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:13


Ro 5:13 For until the law sin was in the world. Paul now shows that all must have sinned in Adam. Until law is given sin is not imputed. Yet sin must have been in the world from the time of Adam until the law of Moses, because death, which is due to sin, reigned. The prevalence of death proved the existence of sin.

Discussion for Romans 5

  • Jimmy dean
    it is one of Paul best book. in my opinion that Paul was thinking about Jesus, dying on the cross that we lived under grace that Jesus blood had set us free, free indeed. Jesus death we have been for give of our sin and healing of the body. This prevalent in the Bible which states many time that by his stripes his stripes we are healed. This was done to three million Jews when night ha before le
  • Sue
    Did you mean to say we are upheld by the power of the enemy in the first paragraph.
  • Macktheknife
    What was the sin of Adam which Paul references that has doomed many to condemnation? He believed his God given wife, Eve, who was seduced by Satan. This paradigm is not changed by Jesus! It obviously still exists today, this world being overwhelmed by sinful inhabitants. But the good news is that God had strengthened his argument by sending his beloved Son in his stead to plead with us of God
  • I AM
    How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
  • Magecius Mwima
    Through Faith In Jesus Christ Refers To One Accepting Jesus As Lord And Saviour Of Ones Life. Fully Trusting Him. As Saviour Acknowledging What He Did On The Cross And As Lord, The Ruler And One Who Has Authority Over Ones Life. Amen.
  • LadyA
    I believe we are covered by the blood of JESUS CHRIST AND HIS GRACE IS MORE THAN WE DESERVE!
    Thank God for the holy spirit and how I trust the path that God has me on.

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