for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law.
for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. And though there was no law to break, since it had not yet been given,
That sin disturbed relations with God in everything and everyone, but the extent of the disturbance was not clear until God spelled it out in detail to Moses. So death, this huge abyss separating us from God, dominated the landscape from Adam to Moses.
Because, till the law came, sin was in existence, but sin is not put to the account of anyone when there is no law to be broken.
sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not reckoned when there is no law.
(For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
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1 tn Grk “for before the law.”
2 tn Or “sin is not reckoned.”