Parallel Bible results for Romans 4:1-5; Romans 4:13-17

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Romans 4:1-5

CEB 1 So what are we going to say? Are we going to find that Abraham is our ancestor on the basis of genealogy? NRS 1 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? CEB 2 Because if Abraham was made righteous because of his actions, he would have had a reason to brag, but not in front of God. NRS 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. CEB 3 What does the scripture say? Abraham had faith in God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. NRS 3 For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness." CEB 4 Workers' salaries aren't credited to them on the basis of an employer's grace but rather on the basis of what they deserve. NRS 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. CEB 5 But faith is credited as righteousness to those who don't work, because they have faith in God who makes the ungodly righteous. NRS 5 But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness.

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Romans 4:13-17

CEB 13 The promise to Abraham and to his descendants, that he would inherit the world, didn't come through the Law but through the righteousness that comes from faith. NRS 13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. CEB 14 If they inherit because of the Law, then faith has no effect and the promise has been canceled. NRS 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. CEB 15 The Law brings about wrath. But when there isn't any law, there isn't any violation of the law. NRS 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. CEB 16 That's why the inheritance comes through faith, so that it will be on the basis of God's grace. In that way, the promise is secure for all of Abraham's descendants, not just for those who are related by Law but also for those who are related by the faith of Abraham, who is the father of all of us. NRS 16 For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, CEB 17 As it is written: I have appointed you to be the father of many nations. So Abraham is our father in the eyes of God in whom he had faith, the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that don't exist into existence. NRS 17 as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations")—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.