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1 What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh? 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter?
2 for if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath 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 doth the writing say? `And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;' 3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
4 and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned 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 and to him who is not working, and is believing upon Him who is declaring righteous the impious, his faith is reckoned -- to 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 doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon 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 `Happy they whose lawless acts were forgiven, and whose sins were covered; 7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
8 happy the man to whom the Lord may not reckon sin.' 8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."
9 [Is] this happiness, then, upon the circumcision, or also upon the uncircumcision -- for we say that the faith was reckoned to Abraham -- to 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 reckoned? he being 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 a sign he did receive of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith in the uncircumcision, for his being father of all those believing through uncircumcision, for the righteousness also being reckoned 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 father of circumcision to those not of circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of the faith, that [is] in the 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 not through law [is] the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, of his being 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 they who are of law [are] heirs, the faith hath been made void, and the promise hath been made useless; 14 For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless,
15 for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither [is] transgression. 15 because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.
16 Because of this [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace, for the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that which [is] of the law only, but also to that which [is] of the faith of Abraham, 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 who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- `A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that 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 in hope did believe, for his becoming father of many nations according to that 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 having been weak in the faith, he did not consider his own body, already become dead, (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 and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, having given 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 having been fully persuaded that what He hath 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 to righteousness. 22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
23 And 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 also on ours, to whom it is about to be reckoned -- to us believing on Him who did raise up Jesus our Lord out of 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 because of our offences, and was raised up because of our being declared righteous. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.