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Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation.
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.
Young's Literal Translation
and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;
Romans 4:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt - Therefore, if Abraham had been justified by works, the blessings he received would have been given to him as a reward for those works, and consequently his believing could have had no part in his justification, and his faith would have been useless.
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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...
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Romans 3:24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.