How then was it reckoned to him? 6 So also David speaks of the blessedness of those to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: 7 “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven,    and whose sins are covered;8 blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.”. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. and likewise the ancestor of the circumcised who are not only circumcised but who also follow the example of the faith that our ancestor Abraham had before he was circumcised. 3 For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Used by permission. 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us. 11 He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. 4 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 5 … ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. 18 Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already[b] as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 9 Is this blessedness, then, pronounced only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? 5 But to one who without … New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Romans 4. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. The purpose was to make him the ancestor of all who believe without being circumcised and who thus have righteousness reckoned to them, 12 and likewise the ancestor of the circumcised who are not only circumcised but who also follow the example of the faith that our ancestor Abraham had before he was circumcised. Romans 4:1-17. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. 4 By no means! New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, NRSV Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown, NRSV Large Print Bible - imitation leather, burgundy, NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Comfort Print--premium goatskin leather, black, Premier Collection, NRSV Large-Print Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown (indexed), The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version Black Genuine Leather. 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. Learn More About New Revised Standard Version. 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. Was it before or after he had been circumcised? For what does the scripture say? Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.”, He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already. 5 But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. Will their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? Although everyone is a liar, let God be proved true, as it is written, For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. For in the first place the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 For what does the scripture say? Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? Or what is the value of circumcision? The purpose was to make him the ancestor of all who believe without being circumcised and who thus have righteousness reckoned to them. “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.”. 4 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God. 3 For what does the scripture say? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. We say, “Faith was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.”. 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the scripture say? It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. We say, “Faith was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.” 10 How then was it reckoned to him? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 16 For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise … 4 What then are we to say was gained by * Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? Romans 4:13-25. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. 2 Much, in every way. But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness. but for ours also. Was it before or after he had been circumcised? So also David speaks of the blessedness of those to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.”, Is this blessedness, then, pronounced only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised.