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1 What then will we say that Avraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh? 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter?
2 For if Avraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God. 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God.
3 For what does the Scripture say? "Avraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
4 Now to him who works, the reward is not accounted as of grace, but as of debt. 4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.
5 But to him who doesn't work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness. 5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
6 Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works, 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7 "Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, Whose sins are covered. 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin." 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."
9 Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Avraham for righteousness. 9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness.
10 How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!
11 He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be accounted to them. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.
12 The father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Avraham, which he had in uncircumcision. 12 And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.
13 For not through the law was the promise to Avraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith. 13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect. 14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless,
15 For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience. 15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Avraham, who is the father of us all. 16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
17 As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is before him whom he believed, God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were. 17 As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.
18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So will your seed be." 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."
19 Without being weakened in faith, he didn't consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead.
20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
22 Therefore it also was "reckoned to him for righteousness." 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23 Now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone, 23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone,
24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be accounted, who believe in him who raised Yeshua, our Lord, from the dead, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness--for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.
25 who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.