Romans 4:15
New International Version
because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

New Living Translation
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!)

English Standard Version
For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression.

Berean Study Bible
because the Law brings wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Berean Literal Bible
For Law brings wrath; and where there is no Law, neither is transgression.

New American Standard Bible
for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.

King James Bible
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Christian Standard Bible
because the law produces wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Contemporary English Version
God becomes angry when his Law is broken. But where there isn't a law, it cannot be broken.

Good News Translation
The Law brings down God's anger; but where there is no law, there is no disobeying of the law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the law produces wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression.

International Standard Version
for the Law produces wrath. Now where there is no Law, neither can there be any violation of it.

NET Bible
For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression either.

New Heart English Bible
For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For The Written Law is the worker of wrath, for where there is no Written Law, neither is there a violation of The Written Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The laws in Moses' Teachings bring about anger. But where laws don't exist, they can't be broken.

New American Standard 1977
for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because the law works wrath; for where there is no law, there is no rebellion either.

King James 2000 Bible
Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

American King James Version
Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

American Standard Version
for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the law worketh wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Darby Bible Translation
For law works wrath; but where no law is neither [is there] transgression.

English Revised Version
for the law worketh wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Weymouth New Testament
For the Law inflicts punishment; but where no Law exists, there can be no violation of Law.

World English Bible
For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.

Young's Literal Translation
for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither is transgression.
Study Bible
Abraham Receives the Promise
14For if those who live by the Law are heirs, faith is useless and the promise is worthless, 15because the Law brings wrath. And where there is no law, there is no transgression. 16Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may rest on grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.…
Cross References
Romans 3:20
Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law. For the Law merely brings awareness of sin.

Romans 5:13
For sin was in the world before the Law was given; but sin is not taken into account when there is no law.

Romans 7:7
What then shall we say? Is the Law sin? By no means! Indeed, I would not have been mindful of sin if not for the Law. For I would not have been aware of coveting if the Law had not said, "Do not covet."

Romans 7:10
So I discovered that the very commandment that was meant to bring life actually brought death.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.

2 Corinthians 3:7
Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory,

Galatians 3:10
All who rely on works of the Law are under a curse. For it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."

1 John 3:4
Everyone who practices sin practices lawlessness as well. Indeed, sin is lawlessness.

Treasury of Scripture

Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Because.

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 2:5,6
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; …

Romans 3:19,20
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God…

where.

Romans 2:12,13
For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; …

Romans 5:13
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.







Lexicon
because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

brings
κατεργάζεται (katergazetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2716: From kata and ergazomai; to work fully, i.e. Accomplish; by implication, to finish, fashion.

wrath.
ὀργὴν (orgēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3709: From oregomai; properly, desire, i.e., violent passion (justifiable) abhorrence); by implication punishment.

And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

where
οὗ (hou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3757: Where, whither, when, in what place. Genitive case of hos as adverb; at which place, i.e. Where.

there is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

law,
νόμος (nomos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

[there is] no
οὐδὲ (oude)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

transgression.
παράβασις (parabasis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3847: A transgression, overstepping, deviation. From parabaino; violation.
(15) But in reality the Law is unable to admit them to this. It has an entirely contrary function--namely, to call down punishment upon the offences that it reveals. The Law and faith, therefore, mutually exclude each other, and faith is left to be the sole arbiter of salvation.

Where no law is.--Transgression is ex vi termini the transgression or breach of law, and therefore has no existence in that age of unconscious morality which precedes the introduction of law.

4:13-22 The promise was made to Abraham long before the law. It points at Christ, and it refers to the promise, Ge 12:3. In Thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. The law worketh wrath, by showing that every transgressor is exposed to the Divine displeasure. As God intended to give men a title to the promised blessings, so he appointed it to be by faith, that it might be wholly of grace, to make it sure to all who were of the like precious faith with Abraham, whether Jews or Gentiles, in all ages. The justification and salvation of sinners, the taking to himself the Gentiles who had not been a people, were a gracious calling of things which are not, as though they were; and this giving a being to things that were not, proves the almighty power of God. The nature and power of Abraham's faith are shown. He believed God's testimony, and looked for the performance of his promise, firmly hoping when the case seemed hopeless. It is weakness of faith, that makes a man lie poring on the difficulties in the way of a promise. Abraham took it not for a point that would admit of argument or debate. Unbelief is at the bottom of all our staggerings at God's promises. The strength of faith appeared in its victory over fears. God honours faith; and great faith honours God. It was imputed to him for righteousness. Faith is a grace that of all others gives glory to God. Faith clearly is the instrument by which we receive the righteousness of God, the redemption which is by Christ; and that which is the instrument whereby we take or receive it, cannot be the thing itself, nor can it be the gift thereby taken and received. Abraham's faith did not justify him by its own merit or value, but as giving him a part in Christ.
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