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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 7:38 HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID OUT OF HIS BELL SHALL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU IN ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER HE SHALL SAY UNTO YOU-3:23-AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT EVERY SOUL WHICH WILL NOT HEAR THAT PROPHET SHALL BE DESTROYED....
  • Vincent Moore
    It is true that through one man sin entered the world,but Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and conquer death therefore through Christ Jesus we're free from sin, and the sting of death if we believe and trust in God on earth breathing heaven Air
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Trying of your faith worketh patience (fruit of the spirit) it also builds faith trials of your faith is precious but it must be tried with fire so the Lord can use you. Why? Without faith it's IMPOSSIBLE to please him
  • A disciple
    "For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." There is evidently a great chasm fixed between the Scriptures of Truth and the Other Gospel that is so popularly believed in today. The Truth is that we WERE dead in sins and bound with chains of darkness, alienated in our minds by nature away from God, and all knowledge and spiritual understanding but now in Christ we ARE alive and righteous, clean through the word which He has spoken and made new creations made after the image of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. No matter what men may say and contradict and argue the fact done is that we are now made holy and righteous through the grace of Jesus Christ, and have eternal life. Sin and death do not have dominion over us!
  • Elijah
    The question that is asked by the bible trivia, '3.  Paul says that tribulations give us what?
    I think that the answer to the question is wrong. It does not give all three. It is by enduring tribulations that we learn the value of dealing with trials patiently, and by doing thus, we gain experience. Through these experiences we see our reason for hope in God. Praise the Lord for His mercy.
  • Edna
    not only reconciled peace with God but saved by his life, thru his ressurtion, if there was no ressurtion we would be dead in our sins.So we have hope in Gods gift to us JESUS CHRIST

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