1Whatthen shall we say that Abraham, aour forefather1according to the flesh, has found?
For ifAbraham was justifiedbby works, he hassomething to boastabout, but 2not cbeforeGod.
For what does the Scripturesay? "3ABRAHAMBELIEVEDGOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
4Now to the one who 4works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.
But to the one who does not work, but 5believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,
6just as Davidalsospeaks of the blessing on the man to whomGodcreditsrighteousnessapart from works: