Romans 4:13-25 (New American Standard)

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13 For 1the promise to Abraham or to his adescendants 2that he would be heir of the world was not bthrough the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For 3if those who are cof the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified; 15 for 4the Law brings about wrath, but 5where there is no law, there also is no violation. 16 For this reason it is dby faith, in order that it may be in accordance with 6grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to 7all the edescendants, not only to fthose who are of the Law, but also to g8those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is 9the father of us all, 17 (as it is written, "10A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, 11who gives life to the dead and h12calls into being 13that which does not exist. 18 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become 14a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "15SO SHALL YOUR iDESCENDANTS BE." 19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now 16as good as dead since 17he was about a hundred years old, and 18the deadness of Sarah's womb; 20 yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, 19giving glory to God, 21 and 20being fully assured that 21what God had promised, He was able also to perform. 22 Therefore 22IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. 23 Now 23not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, 24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those 24who believe in Him who 25raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 He who was 26delivered over because of our transgressions, and was 27raised because of our justification.
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