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Romans Chapter 4 (Index)

001  What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

002  For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

003  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

004  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

005  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

006  Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

007  Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

008  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

009  Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

010  How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

011  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:

012  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.

013  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.

014  For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

015  Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

016  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,

017  (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.

018  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.

019  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:

020  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

021  And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

022  And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

023  Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

024  But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

025  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.