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1 What then shall 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 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast 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 AS 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, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 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 in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited 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 just as David also speaks of the blessing on 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 "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED. 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
8 "BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT." 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."
9 Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also ? For we say, "FAITH WAS CREDITED 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 was it credited ? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised ? Not while circumcised, but while 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, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited 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 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while 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 be heir of the world was not through the Law, 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 nullified ; 14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless,
15 for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation. 15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, 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, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does 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 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL 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 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was 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, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong 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 assured that what God 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 WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23 Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, 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 credited, as those 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 who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.