Romans 4:16-18 NIV

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 have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.

References for Romans 4:16

      17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”a He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.

      References for Romans 4:17

      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.”b

      References for Romans 4:18

        • v 4:18 - Gen. 15:5