The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful kindness became more abundant.
All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn't, and doesn't, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call [grace]. When it's sin versus grace, grace wins hands down.
And the law came in addition, to make wrongdoing worse; but where there was much sin, there was much more grace:
But law came in, with the result that the trespass multiplied; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
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1 tn Grk “slipped in.”
2 tn Or “trespass.”