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Romans 4 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father according to flesh has found? 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter?
2 For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works, he has whereof to boast: 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? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. 3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
4 Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but 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 does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as 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 declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without 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 [they] whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered: 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
8 blessed [the] man to whom [the] Lord shall not at all reckon sin. 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."
9 [Does] this blessedness then [rest] on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision? For we say that faith has been reckoned to Abraham as 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 has it been reckoned? 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 And he received [the] sign of circumcision [as] seal of the righteousness of faith which [he had] being in uncircumcision, that he might be [the] father of all them that believe being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned 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 father of circumcision, not only to those who are of [the] circumcision, but to those also who walk in the steps of the faith, during uncircumcision, of our father Abraham. 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 [it was] not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of [the] world, but by 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 they which [are] of law be heirs, faith is made vain, and the promise 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 law works wrath; but where no law is neither [is there] transgression. 15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 Therefore [it is] on the principle of faith, that [it might be] according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which [is] of the law, but to that also which [is] of Abraham's faith, who is 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 (according as it is written, I have made thee father of many nations,) before the God whom he believed, who quickens the dead, and calls the things which be not as being; 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 against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy 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 and not being weak in faith, he considered not his own body already become dead, being about a hundred years old, and the deadening 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 and hesitated not at the promise of God through unbelief; but found strength in 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 persuaded that what he has promised he is able also to do; 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
22 wherefore also it was reckoned to him as righteousness. 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23 Now it was not written on his account alone that it was reckoned to him, 23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone,
24 but on ours also, to whom, believing on him who has raised from among [the] dead Jesus our Lord, 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 has been delivered for our offences and has been raised for our justification, it will be reckoned. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.