However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.1
References for Romans 4:5
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
"Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."2
References for Romans 4:8