New International Version
To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone's account where there is no law.
King James Bible
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Darby Bible Translation
(for until law sin was in [the] world; but sin is not put to account when there is no law;
World English Bible
For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law.
Young's Literal Translation
for till law sin was in the world: and sin is not reckoned when there is not law;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For until the law sin was in the world - As death reigned from Adam to Moses, so also did sin. Now, as there was no written law from Adam to that given to Moses, the death that prevailed could not be the breach of that law; for sin, so as to be punished with temporal death, is not imputed where there is no law, which shows the penalty of sin to be death. Therefore, men are not subjected to death for their own personal transgressions, but for the sin of Adam; as, through his transgression, all come into the world with the seeds of death and corruption in their own nature, superadded to their moral depravity. All are sinful - all are mortal - and all must die.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMarch 20. "They which Receive Abundance of Grace and the Gift of Righteousness Shall Reign in Life" (Rom. v. 17).
"They which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life" (Rom. v. 17). Precious souls sometimes fight tremendous battles in order to attain to righteousness in trying places. Perhaps the heart has become wrong in some matter where temptation has been allowed to overcome, or at least to turn it aside from its singleness unto God; and the conflict is a terrible one as it seeks to adjust itself and be right with God, and finds itself baffled by its own spiritual foes, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Access into Grace
For whom did Christ Die?
Sin and Grace
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
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