Romans 4:18

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.”a

Read Romans 4:18 Using Other Translations

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, "So shall your offspring be."
Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!”

What does Romans 4:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Romans 4:18

Who against hope believed in hope
Abraham believed the promise of God,

that he might become the father of many nations,
being assisted by a supernatural aid: "in hope"; of the fulfilment of it by the grace and power of God: "against hope": against all visible, rational grounds of hope; Sarah's womb and his own body being dead, but inasmuch as God had said it, he believed:

according to that which is spoken, so shall thy seed be;
his faith rested upon the word of God, which showed the nature of it, and that it was of the right kind.

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