Romans 4:4
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English Standard Version
Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

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

American Standard Version
Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace, but according to debt.

English Revised Version
Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

Weymouth New Testament
But in the case of a man who works, pay is not reckoned a favour but a debt;

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Vincent's Word Studies

The reward (ὁ μισθὸς)

See on 2 Peter 2:13.

Not of grace but of debt (οὐ κατὰ χάριν ἀλλὰ κατὰ ὀφείλημα)

Lit., according to grace, etc. Not grace but debt is the regulative standard according to which his compensation is awarded. The workman for hire represents the legal method of salvation; he who does not work for hire, the gospel method; wages cannot be tendered as a gift. Grace is out of the question when wages is in question.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Romans 9:32 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

Romans 11:6,35 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace...

Matthew 20:1-16 For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder...

Cross References
Romans 3:24
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Romans 11:6
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

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