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 5:13

  • Julio bautista for verse 13
    i believe that this verse in parenthesis for a reason. it is just making the point that since adam and eve sinned, sin has been in the world. this is why the next part of the chapter will confirm just that. that through one man sin entered the world and because of that all mankind is a sinner.
  • I believe that this says that even in today 's time, if someone who has never heard of Jesus, Moses or the law,sins! there sin will not be counted against them. It 's the same as someone who 's insane with a very low I Q commits a horrible crime that carries a death penalty, most states will not execute that person because his IQ prevents him from understanding the law. Or someone in the deepest part of the jungle never even heard of civilization, only law he knows is the law of his land.
  • Donald e. herrold for verse 13
    If as the Word says Christ has met the law at the cross and paid its price through the death of the creator of it it is indeed fulfilled and there is no further condemnation to those who are in Christ Faith in his death burial and resurrection with the gift of the HS frees us from its jurisdiction and its punishment death because we are new creatures sons of God and not Adam
  • Terry voegeli for verse 13
    in the garden God made every tree that was good
    but the one in the midst of it you shall knot eat.
    is that a command or law in a sence. how come food laws aren't being tout in churches today.

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