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Chapter 4

Romans 4:1 What will we say then that Abraham our father, as according to the flesh, has found?

Romans 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to glory about; but not before God.

Romans 4:3 For what says the Scriptures? Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Romans 4:4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace, but as debt.

Romans 4:5 But to him that works not, but believes on Him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:6 Just as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God ascribes righteousness without works,

Romans 4:7 saying, blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.

Romans 4:9 Comes this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.

Romans 4:10 Then how was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but uncircumcised.

Romans 4:11 For he received the sign of circumcision, as a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while being uncircumcised: that he might become the father of all them that believe, though they were not circumcised; that righteousness may be ascribed to them also:

Romans 4:12 and the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had while being uncircumcised.

Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:14 For if they whom are of the Law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of no effect:

Romans 4:15 because the Law works wrath: for where there is no Law, there is also no transgression.

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is by faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise may be certain to all the seed; not to that only which is by the Law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were.

Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, so will your seed be.

Romans 4:19 For being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:

Romans 4:20 he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Romans 4:21 so being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.

Romans 4:22 Therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Romans 4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was accounted to him;

Romans 4:24 but for us also, to whom it is about to be accounted, if we believe in Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.