Romans 5:20

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
New King James Version

Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
New American Standard Bible

And the Law (law) came in that the transgression might increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
New International Version

The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more,
The Amplified Bible

But then Law came in, [only] to expand and increase the trespass [making it more apparent and exciting opposition]. But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God’s unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Moreover, law entered in alongside in order that the transgression might be augmented. But where the sin was augmented, the grace superabounded with more added to that,
Phillips’ Modern English

Now we find that the Law keeps slipping into the picture to point the vast extent of sin. Yet, though sin is shown to be wide and deep, thank God His grace is wider and deeper still!
Williams’ Language of the People

Then law crept in to multiply the offense. Though sin has multiplied, yet God’s favor has surpassed it and over flowed,
Rom. 5:19 π Rom. 5:21
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See Also:

Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. Gospel of Grace - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format )
  2. Legalism and Tradition; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard
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