Romans 4:3

3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[a]

Romans 4:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
ESV
3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness."
NLT
3 For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”
MSG
3 What we read in Scripture is, "Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point. He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own."
CSB
3 For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness.

Romans 4:3 In-Context

1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter?
2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.
3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation.
5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 5,9,22; Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Gen. 15:6; also in verse 22
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