Romans Chapter 4
1 What shall we say then that Abraham our fatheras pertainingto the fleshhath found
2 For if Abraham were justified by workshe hath whereof toglorybut not before God.
3 For what saith the scriptureAbraham believed Godand it wascounted unto him for righteousness.
4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of gracebut of debt.
5 But to him that worketh notbut believeth on him thatjustifieth the ungodlyhis faith is counted forrighteousness.
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the manuntowhom God imputeth righteousness without works
7 SayingBlessed are they whose iniquities are forgivenandwhose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision onlyorupon the uncircumcision alsofor we say that faith wasreckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
10 How was it then reckonedwhen he was in circumcisionor inuncircumcisionNot in circumcisionbut in uncircumcision.
11 And he received the sign of circumcisiona seal of therighteousness of the faith which he had yet beinguncircumcisedthat he might be the father of all them thatbelievethough they be not circumcisedthat righteousnessmight be imputed unto them also
12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of thecircumcision onlybut who also walk in the steps of thatfaith of our father Abrahamwhich he had being yetuncircumcised.
13 For the promisethat he should be the heir of the worldwasnot to Abrahamor to his seedthrough the lawbut throughthe righteousness of faith.
14 For if they which are of the law be heirsfaith is made voidand the promise made of none effect
15 Because the law worketh wrathfor where no law isthere isno transgression.
16 Therefore it is of faiththat it might be by graceto theend the promise might be sure to all the seednot to thatonly which is of the lawbut to that also which is of thefaith of Abrahamwho is the father of us all
17As it is writtenI have made thee a father of many nations before him whom he believedeven Godwho quickeneth thedeadand calleth those things which be not as though theywere.
18 Who against hope believed in hopethat he might become thefather of many nationsaccording to that which was spokenSoshall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faithhe considered not his own bodynow deadwhen he was about an hundred years oldneither yetthe deadness of Sarah s womb
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbeliefbutwas strong in faithgiving glory to God
21 And being fully persuaded thatwhat he had promisedhe wasable also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake alonethat it was imputedto him
24 But for us alsoto whom it shall be imputedif we believe onhim that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead
25 Who was delivered for our offencesand was raised again forour justification.