Romans 5:13
Modern Translations
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.

New Living Translation
Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break.

English Standard Version
for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.

Berean Study Bible
For sin was in the world before the law was given; but sin is not taken into account when there is no law.

New American Standard Bible
for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not counted against anyone when there is no law.

NASB 1995
for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

NASB 1977
for until the Law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Amplified Bible
Sin was [committed] in the world before the Law [was given], but sin is not charged [against anyone] when there is no law [against it].

Christian Standard Bible
In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person's account when there is no law.

Contemporary English Version
Sin was in the world before the Law came. But no record of sin was kept, because there was no Law.

Good News Translation
There was sin in the world before the Law was given; but where there is no law, no account is kept of sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sin was in the world before there were any laws. But no record of sin can be kept when there are no laws.

International Standard Version
Certainly sin was in the world before the Law was given, but no record of sin is kept when there is no Law.

NET Bible
for before the law was given, sin was in the world, but there is no accounting for sin when there is no law.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

New King James Version
(For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

King James 2000 Bible
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

New Heart English Bible
For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged 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.

American King James Version
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

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

A Faithful Version
(For before the law, sin was in the world. However, sin is not imputed when law does not exist;

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

English Revised Version
for until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For vnto the time of the Law was sinne in the worlde, but sinne is not imputed, while there is no lawe.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For vnto the lawe, was sinne in the worlde: but sinne is not imputed when there is no lawe.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
euen so wente death also ouer all men, in so moch as they all haue synned. For synne was in ye worlde vnto the lawe: but where no lawe is, there is not synne regarded.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For even vnto the tyme of the lawe was synne in the worlde: but synne was not regarded as longe as ther was no lawe:
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for until law sin was in the world: and sin is not reckoned when there is not law;

Berean Literal Bible
For until the Law, sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed, there being no law.

Young's Literal Translation
for till law sin was in the world: and sin is not reckoned when there is not law;

Smith's Literal Translation
(For until the law sin was in the world: and sin is not charged, being no law.

Literal Emphasis Translation


Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For until the law sin was in the world; but sin was not imputed, when the law was not.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For even before the law, sin was in the world, but sin was not imputed while the law did not exist.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For until The Written Law, sin was in the universe, but it was not accounted as sin, because there was no written law.

Lamsa Bible
For until the law was given, though sin was in the world, it was not considered sin, because there was no law.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
for till the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged where there is no law.

Godbey New Testament
(for until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed, there being no law;

Haweis New Testament
For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed if there be no law.

Mace New Testament
sin indeed was in the world all the time before the law: but then sin is not punished when there is no law.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Worrell New Testament
for until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not reckoned, when there is no law:

Worsley New Testament
for sin was in the world before the law. Now sin is not imputed where there is no law;








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