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

  • Judy Gainey
    In Romans 5:19, For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. This is talking about by Adam, we were made sinners, but by being obedient to Jesus we are made righteous.
  • Ann
    Sylvia, please talked with God, he will give you understanding. Just have Faith in him. He will show you what the scriptures mean. May God Bless you and keep you. Amen!
  • Brianna
    Vs.13 is an interesting fact. It shows that sin was always there, but unless there was a law , that it could not be charged against us. So for Adam and Eve, they had but one law, and broke that law resulting in sin. They could have been doing other sins, but until there was a law against it they could not be charged. I.e. it was only after they ate the fruit that they became ashamed of their nakedness Very interesting scripture.
  • Lu2677
    Romans 5:19 "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Amen
  • JOSEPH ROSSOMANDO
    GRACE OF GOD :The unmerited and abundant gift of God's love and favor to man. JESUS CHRIST
  • Belai Haile
    I Love Paul so much because he loves my Jesus Christ. He transformed from darkness into light that's a blessed. When I see the life of Paul ;is amazing he didn't ask the change but a free gift. I love Jesus Christ. praise Him any way He is so good to me.

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