Romans 4:1-8

Abraham Justified by Faith

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

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Romans 8:31
  • 2. S Luke 3:8
  • 3. 1 Corinthians 1:31
  • 4. ver 5,9,22; Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23
  • 5. Romans 11:6
  • 6. ver 3,9,22; S Romans 9:30
  • 7. Psalms 32:1,2; Psalms 103:12; 2 Corinthians 5:19

Footnotes 2

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