Romans 4:8

8 Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”[a]

Romans 4:8 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
English Standard Version (ESV)
8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin."
New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin.”
The Message Bible (MSG)
8 Fortunate the person against whom the Lord does not keep score.
American Standard Version (ASV)
8 Blessed is the man to whom, the Lord will not reckon sin.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
8 Blessed is the person whom the Lord no longer considers sinful."
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
8 How happy the man whom the Lord will never charge with sin!
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord never counts against him." (Psalm 32:1,2)

Romans 4:8 Meaning and Commentary

Romans 4:8

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
] As he does not to those whom he justifies in Christ, and by his righteousness; for the sins of such he has imputed to his Son, as their surety; and he has bore them, took them away, having made full satisfaction for them; so that these persons will never be charged with them: they now appear before the throne without fault, and are blameless and irreproveable in the sight of God, and therefore must be eternally happy; for he will never think of their sins any more to their hurt; he will remember them no more; he "will never reckon them to them", but acquit them from them, justify and accept them; wherefore they must be secure from wrath and condemnation, enjoy much peace and comfort now, and be happy hereafter.

Romans 4:8 In-Context

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.
8 Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
9 Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness.
10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 32:1,2; Psalms 103:12; 2 Corinthians 5:19

Footnotes 1

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