What then shall we say1 that Abraham, our forefather,2 discovered in this matter?
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If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about--but not before God.3
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What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."4
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Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift,5 but as an obligation.
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However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.6
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David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: