Romans 4:5

5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

Romans 4:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
ESV
5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,
NLT
5 But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
MSG
5 But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it's something only God can do, and you trust him to do it - you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked - well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.
CSB
5 But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who declares righteous the ungodly, his faith is credited for righteousness.

Romans 4:5 In-Context

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.
6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
7 “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 3,9,22; S Romans 9:30
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