Romans 4

1Abraham himself was justified by faith: 9which was imputed to him for righteousness before circumcision, that he might be the common father of believers, whether circumcised or not. 13The promise was not given him through the law, else had it been void from the very nature of the law; but being of faith by grace is sure to all the destined seed, and not to those of the law only. 18The acceptableness of Abraham's faith; 23which stands recorded not for his sake only, but for the sake of all who shall profess a like faith in God through Christ.

1 What 1shall we say then that Abraham 2our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

2 For 1if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

3 For what saith the scripture? 1Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4 1Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

5 But to him that worketh not, but 1believeth on him that justifieth 2the ungodly, his 3faith is counted for righteousness.

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God 1imputeth righteousness without works,

7 saying, 1Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

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

9 1Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? 1Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

11 And he received 1the sign of circumcision, 2a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be 3the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; 4that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

12 And the father of circumcision to them 1who 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.

13 1For 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.

14 1For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:

15 1Because the law worketh wrath: 2for where no law is, there is no transgression.

16 1Therefore it is of faith, that it might be 2by 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; 3who is the father of us all,

17 (as it is written, 1I have made thee a father of many nations,) abefore him whom he believed, even God, who 2quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

18 1Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become 2the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

19 And being not 1weak in faith, 2he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:

20 He 1staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, 1he was able also to perform.

22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

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

24 1But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, 2if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

25 1Who was delivered for our offences, and 2was raised again for our 3justification.