What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh?
for if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath to boast -- but not before god;
for what doth the writing say? `And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;'
and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;
and to him who is not working, and is believing upon Him who is declaring righteous the impious, his faith is reckoned -- to righteousness:
even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works: