shall we say then that Abraham our father, as
pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath
whereof to glory; but not before God.
4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed
God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4:4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not
reckoned of grace, but of debt.
4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on
him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is
counted for righteousness.
4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of
the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness
4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are
forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not
4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the
circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also?
for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for
4:10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in
circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in
circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a
seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had
yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father
of all them that believe, though they be not
circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed
unto them also:
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 being yet uncircumcised.
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
4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs,
faith is made void, and the promise made of none
4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law
is, there is no transgression.
4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by
grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all
the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but
to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who
is the father of us all,
4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of
many nations,) before him whom he believed, even
God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those
things which be not as though they were.
4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he
might become the father of many nations, according
to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not
his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred
years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through
unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to
4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for
4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that
it was imputed to him;
4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed,
if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord
from the dead;
4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was
raised again for our justification.
The Book of Romans, Verses of Chapter 4