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Romans 3:20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 For no one will be justified[a] in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.


  1. Romans 3:20 Or will be declared righteous, or will be acquitted

Romans 7:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Sin’s Use of the Law

What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.[a]


  1. Romans 7:7 Ex 20:17

Galatians 3:19 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Purpose of the Law

19 Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.

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