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.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryWhat Proves God's Love
'God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.'--ROMANS v. 8. We have seen in previous sermons on the preceding context that the Apostle has been tracing various lines of sequence, all of which converge upon Christian hope. The last of these pointed to the fact that the love of God, poured into a heart like oil into a lamp, brightened that flame; and having thus mentioned the great Christian revelation of God as love, Paul at once passes to emphasise …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
The Sources of Hope
God's Love Magnified in Christ's Death.
Law and Grace
For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)
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