Romans 4:1-12 ESV

Abraham Justified by Faith

1 What then shall we say was gained bya Abraham, 1our forefather according to the flesh?

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    • 149 4:1 - ver. 16
    • m 4:1 - Some manuscripts say about
      2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but 2not before God.

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      3 For what does the Scripture say? 3"Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness."

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          4 Now 4to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

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          5 And to the one who does not work but 5believes inb him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

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            • n 4:5 - Or but trusts; compare verse 24
              6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:
              7 6"Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;

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                  8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not 7count his sin."

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                  9 Is this blessing then only for 8the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? 9We say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness.

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                      10 How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised.
                      11 10He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was 11to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,

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                          12 and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.