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Romans 4 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 What then can we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter?
2 If Abraham was justified by works, then he has something to brag about-but not before 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? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness. 3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
4 Now to the one who works, pay is not considered as a gift, but as something owed. 4 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation.
5 But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who declares righteous the ungodly, his faith is credited 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 Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man to whom God credits 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 How happy those whose lawless acts are forgiven and whose sins are covered! 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
8 How happy the man whom the Lord will never charge with sin! 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."
9 Is this blessing only for the circumcised, then? Or is it also for the uncircumcised? For we say, Faith was credited to Abraham 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 credited-while he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while he was circumcised, but uncircumcised. 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!
11 And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also. 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 And he became the father of the circumcised, not only to those who are circumcised, but also to those who follow in the footsteps of the faith our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised. 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 the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by 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 If those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made empty and the promise is canceled. 14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless,
15 For the law produces wrath; but where there is no law, there is no transgression. 15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace, to guarantee it to all the descendants-not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of Abraham's faith. He 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 in God's sight. As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. He believed in God, who gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist. 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 Against hope, with hope he believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants 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 He considered his own body to be already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb, without weakening in the faith. 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 He did not waver in unbelief at God's promise, but was strengthened in his faith and gave 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 because he was fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
22 Therefore, it was credited to him for righteousness. 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23 Now it was credited to him was not written for Abraham alone, 23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone,
24 but also for us. It will be credited to us who believe in Him who raised Jesus 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 He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.