Romans 4:1-8

Abraham Justified by Faith

1 What then shall we say was gained bya Abraham, 1our forefather according to the flesh?
2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but 2not before God.
3 For what does the Scripture say? 3"Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness."
4 Now 4to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.
5 And to the one who does not work but 5believes inb him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,
6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:
7 6"Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;
8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not 7count his sin."