Romans 4
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1What, then, will we say Abraham our father to have found, according to flesh? 2For if Abraham was declared righteous by works, he has to boast—but not before God; 3for what does the writing say? “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness”; 4and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt; 5and to him who is not working, and is believing on Him who is declaring righteous the impious, his faith is reckoned for righteousness— 6even as David also speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:

7“Blessed [are] they whose lawless acts were forgiven, "" And whose sins were covered;

8Blessed [is] the man "" To whom the LORD may not reckon sin.”

9[Is] this blessedness, then, on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision—for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness? 10How then was it reckoned? He being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision; 11and he received a sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of faith in the uncircumcision, for his being father of all those believing through uncircumcision, for the righteousness also being reckoned to them, 12and father of circumcision to those not of circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of faith, that [is] in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham.

13For not through law [is] the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, of his being heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith; 14for if they who are of law [are] heirs, faith has been made void, and the promise has been made useless; 15for the Law works wrath; for where law is not, neither [is] transgression.

16Because of this [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace, for the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that which [is] of the Law only, but also to that which [is] of the faith of Abraham, 17who is father of us all (according as it has been written: “A father of many nations I have set you,”) before Him whom he believed—God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that are not as being. 18Who, against hope, believed in hope, for his becoming father of many nations according to that spoken: “So will your seed be”; 19and having not been weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already become dead (being about one hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb, 20and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, having given glory to God, 21and having been fully persuaded that what He has promised He is also able to do: 22for this reason also it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 23And it was not written on his account alone that it was reckoned to him, 24but also on ours, to whom it is about to be reckoned—to us believing on Him who raised up Jesus our Lord out of the dead, 25who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised up because of our being declared righteous.

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