Abraham Justified by Faith

1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter?

References for Romans 4:1

2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.

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3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”a

References for Romans 4:3

    • s 4:3 - Gen. 15:6; also in verse 22
      4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation.

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      5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

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          6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
          7 “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.