Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For the law brings [God's] wrath [i.e., because of man's failure to obey it perfectly], but where there is no law, there is no [responsibility for] sin.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

For the law works wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For the Law results in [God’s] wrath [against sin], but where there is no law, there is no violation [of it either].

Anderson New Testament

for the law inflicts punishment; for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Bible in Basic English

For the outcome of the law is wrath; but where there is no law it will not be broken.

Common New Testament

because the law brings wrath, for where there is no law there is no transgression.

Daniel Mace New Testament

because the effect of the law is punishment: for if there had been no law, there could have been no transgression.

Darby Translation

For law works wrath; but where no law is neither is there transgression.

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

For the Law only brings down God's wrath; where there is no law, there is no violation of it.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the law produces wrath, but where [there] is no law, neither [is there] transgression.

Modern King James verseion

because the Law works out wrath, for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Because the law causeth wrath. For where no law is, there is no transgression.

Moffatt New Testament

(What the Law produces is the Wrath, not the promise of God; where there is no law, there is no transgression either.)

Montgomery New Testament

For law works wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

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.

Noyes New Testament

For the Law is the cause of wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

Sawyer New Testament

For the law produces wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the law, worketh out anger, but, where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for the law causeth wrath: for where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Law entails punishment; but, where no Law exists, no breach of it is possible.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

For the law results in wrath alone, but where there is no law, there can be no violation of it.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

for the law works wrath; but where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Worsley New Testament

Now the law worketh wrath; for where there is no law, there is no transgression.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither is transgression.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

κατεργάζομαι 
Katergazomai 
work, do, do deed, to perform, cause, work out
Usage: 24

ὀργή 
Orge 
Usage: 35

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

οὗ 
Hou 
Usage: 40

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

there is no
οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

References

American

Easton

Sin

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

The Promise To Abraham Secured Through Faith

14 For if [only] those who are obedient to the law deserve an inheritance, [then their] faith [in God] is for nothing, and God's promise is nullified. 15 For the law brings [God's] wrath [i.e., because of man's failure to obey it perfectly], but where there is no law, there is no [responsibility for] sin. 16 For this reason, the promise [i.e., of being made right with God] comes through faith [in God], according to His unearned favor, so that it may be [given] with certainty to all of Abraham's descendants. The promise is given not only to those [who live] under the law [i.e., the Jews], but also to [all] those [who live] by faith, like Abraham. Abraham is the [spiritual] father of all of us [believers],


Cross References

Galatians 3:10

For all who seek to be right with God by trying to meet all the requirements of the law of Moses are under a curse [from God], because it is written [Deut. 27:26], "Every person is cursed [i.e., cut off from God] who does not continue to obey all of the requirements written in the law of Moses."

Romans 5:13

For even before the law of Moses, sin was [being committed] in the world. But man is not responsible for [his] sin when there is no law.

1 Corinthians 15:56

The [harmful] sting that causes [physical] death is sin [See Rom. 5:12]; and the power of sin [to do this] comes from the law. [See Rom. 8:2].

Romans 7:7-25

What shall we say then? Is the law of Moses sinful? Certainly not! For I would not have known what sin was if it had not been for the law. For [example]; I would not have known [what it meant] to covet [i.e., have a strong desire for what belongs to someone else] except that the law said [Ex. 20:17], "You must not covet."

Galatians 3:19

What then is [the benefit of] the law of Moses? It was introduced [as part of God's revelation] in order to define what sin was, until the seed [i.e., Jesus] would come, to whom the promise [of never ending life] was made. The law of Moses was ordained through [the medium of] angels and [delivered] through the hand of an intermediary [i.e., Moses].

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4-28

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

1 John 3:4

Every person who practices a life of sin is also breaking [God's] law, for sin is law-breaking.

John 3:36

The person who believes in the Son has never ending life, but the person who disobeys the Son will not see life [i.e., will not experience never ending life], but [instead], God's wrath remains on him.

John 15:22

They would not be guilty of sinning if I had not come and spoken to them. But now [that I have], they have no excuse for their sin.

Acts 17:30-31

Now God made allowance for the times when people were still uninformed [about His complete will], but now [in the Gospel age] He requires all people everywhere to repent [i.e., change their hearts and lives].

Romans 1:17

For the Gospel reveals how a person can be made right with God. It is through faith [in Jesus], from beginning to end, just as it is written [Hab. 2:4], "The righteous person will [obtain] life by [his] faith [in God]."

Romans 2:5-6

But your stubbornness and refusal to repent are storing up wrath [i.e., punishment] for yourselves, [to be experienced] on the Day of Wrath [i.e., the day of judgment] when God's just judgment will be revealed.

Romans 2:12-13

For all those people [i.e., Gentiles] who have sinned without [knowing] the law of Moses will also be lost without [knowing] that law. And all those people [i.e., Jews] who have sinned under [the authority] of the law of Moses will be judged by [the requirements of] that law.

Romans 3:19-20

Now we [all] know that everything the law says applies to those who are under [obligation to obey] that law, [Note: Here "the law" appears to refer to the Old Testament Scriptures generally, since Psalms and Isaiah are quoted. See verses 10-18]. This is so that the mouth of every objector may be stopped [i.e., from making excuses for his sin], and thereby bring the entire world under God's judgment [i.e., both Jews and Gentiles].

Romans 5:20-21

Now the law of Moses was introduced [into the world] in order to cause sin to increase [i.e., it defined many things to be wrong that were previously not regarded as sin]. But with the increase of sin, God's unearned favor increased all the more.

2 Corinthians 3:7-9

But if the ministry [of the law] that brings [spiritual] death, being carved in letters on stones, came with [such] splendor that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face because of its radiance [See Ex. 34:29-35], (even though such radiance [eventually] faded away),

Ephesians 5:6

Do not let anyone deceive you with empty words, for because of such things, the wrath of God will fall upon people who are disobedient [to Him].

Colossians 3:6

For the wrath of God will come [upon disobedient people] for practicing such things.

Revelation 6:16-17

And they called out to the mountains, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of God, who sits on His throne, and from the anger of the Lamb.

Revelation 19:15

And a sharp sword came out of His mouth, with which He would strike down the nations. And He will rule them with an iron staff and will trample on [the grapes of] God Almighty's winepress of anger.

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