For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
There was first, in the Law, God's claim of right, which man could not meet, and now, in Jesus Christ, God's gift of salvation.
(J. Culross, D. D.)The one could only give the command, but the other supplies motives and strength to keep it. The one could only show in figure, what the other exhibits in fact, the means whereby we may obtain pardon where the command has unhappily been broken.
(G. J. Brown, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.