URGENT: Encouragement and Prayer in a Time of Pandemic...See All of Our Coronavirus Resources Here


Romans 4:17

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.

Read Romans 4:17 Using Other Translations

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"--in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.
Do Not Sell My Info (CA only)