Romans 4:17-25 NIV

17 As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations."a1 He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life2 to the dead and calls3 things that are not4 as though they were.

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18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations,5 just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."b6

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    • d 4:18 - Gen. 15:5
      19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead7--since he was about a hundred years old8--and that Sarah's womb was also dead.9

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      20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened10 in his faith and gave glory to God,11

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      21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.12

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      22 This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."13

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          23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone,
          24 but also for us,14 to whom God will credit righteousness--for us who believe in him15 who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.16

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          25 He was delivered over to death for our sins17 and was raised to life for our justification.18

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