Romans 5:20
Good News Translation
Law was introduced in order to increase wrongdoing; but where sin increased, God's grace increased much more.

Contemporary English Version
The Law came, so that the full power of sin could be seen. Yet where sin was powerful, God's gift of undeserved grace was even more powerful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.

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Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.

the law.

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God. . . .

Romans 4:15 For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.

Romans 7:5-13 For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members, to bring forth fruit unto death. . . .

John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.

2 Corinthians 3:7-9 Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void: . . .

Galatians 3:19-25 Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. . . .

But.

Romans 6:1 What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 Chronicles 33:9-13 So Manasses seduced Juda, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to do evil beyond all the nations, which the Lord had destroyed before the face of the children of Israel. . . .

Psalm 25:11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is great.

Isaiah 1:18 And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool.

Isaiah 43:24,25 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy victims. But thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thy iniquities. . . .

Jeremiah 3:8-14 That because the rebellious Israel had played the harlot, I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce: yet her treacherous sister Juda was not afraid, but went and played the harlot also herself. . . .

Ezekiel 16:52,60-63 Therefore do thou also bear thy confusion, thou that hast surpassed thy sisters with thy sins, doing more wickedly than they: for they are justified above thee, therefore be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, thou that hast justified thy sisters. . . .

Ezekiel 36:25-32 And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols. . . .

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy. . . .

Matthew 9:13 Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.

Luke 7:47 Wherefore, I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less.

Luke 23:39-43 And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. . . .

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: . . .

Ephesians 1:6-8 Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us, in his beloved son. . . .

Ephesians 2:1-5 And you, when you were dead in your offences and sins, . . .

1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and contumelious. But I obtained the mercy of God, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. . . .

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .

Context
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
19For as by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners: so also by the obedience of one, many shall be made just. 20Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound. 21That as sin hath reigned to death: so also grace might reign by justice unto life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord.…
Cross References
Romans 3:20
Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 6:1
What shall we say, then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Romans 7:7
What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? God forbid! But I do not know sin, but by the law. For I had not known concupiscence, if the law did not say: Thou shalt not covet.

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void:

Galatians 3:19
Why then was the law? It was set because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom he made the promise, being ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

1 Timothy 1:14
Now the grace of our Lord hath abounded exceedingly with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

Additional Translations
The law came in so that the trespass would increase; but where sin increased, grace increased all the more,

Now the Law entered so that trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace overabounded,

Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:

But law came in, in order that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded grace has overabounded,

And the law came in beside, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:

Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Now Law was brought in later on, so that transgression might increase. But where sin increased, grace has overflowed;

The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly;

And law came in, that the offence might abound, and where the sin did abound, the grace did overabound,
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