Romans 3:20; Romans 4:15; Romans 5:13; Romans 7:7–11

20 For yby works of the law no human being1 will be justified in his sight, since zthrough the law comes knowledge of sin.


15 For hthe law brings wrath, but iwhere there is no law jthere is no transgression.


13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but xsin is not counted where there is no law.


The Law and Sin

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, oI would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if pthe law had not said, You shall not covet. But sin, qseizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. rFor apart from the law, sin lies dead. I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10 The very commandment sthat promised life proved to be death to me. 11 For sin, tseizing an opportunity through the commandment, udeceived me and through it killed me.