Romans 4:10
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New International Version
Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!

New Living Translation
But how did this happen? Was he counted as righteous only after he was circumcised, or was it before he was circumcised? Clearly, God accepted Abraham before he was circumcised!

English Standard Version
How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised.

Berean Study Bible
In what context was it credited? Was it after his circumcision, or before? It was not after, but before.

Berean Literal Bible
How then was it credited? Being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

New American Standard Bible
How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;

King James Bible
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In what way then was it credited--while he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while he was circumcised, but uncircumcised.

International Standard Version
Under what circumstances was it credited? Was he circumcised or uncircumcised? He had not yet been circumcised, but was uncircumcised.

NET Bible
How then was it credited to him? Was he circumcised at the time, or not? No, he was not circumcised but uncircumcised!

New Heart English Bible
How then was it credited? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How therefore was it accounted to him, in circumcision or in uncircumcision? It was not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How was his faith regarded as God's approval? Was he circumcised or was he uncircumcised at that time? He had not been circumcised.

New American Standard 1977
How then was it reckoned? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;

Jubilee Bible 2000
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

King James 2000 Bible
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

American King James Version
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

American Standard Version
How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:

Douay-Rheims Bible
How then was it reputed? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

Darby Bible Translation
How then has it been reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

English Revised Version
How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:

Webster's Bible Translation
How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

Weymouth New Testament
What then were the circumstances under which this took place? Was it after he had been circumcised, or before?

World English Bible
How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

Young's Literal Translation
how then was it reckoned? he being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-12 To meet the views of the Jews, the apostle first refers to the example of Abraham, in whom the Jews gloried as their most renowned forefather. However exalted in various respects, he had nothing to boast in the presence of God, being saved by grace, through faith, even as others. Without noticing the years which passed before his call, and the failures at times in his obedience, and even in his faith, it was expressly stated in Scripture that he believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness, Ge 15:6. From this example it is observed, that if any man could work the full measure required by the law, the reward must be reckoned as a debt, which evidently was not the case even of Abraham, seeing faith was reckoned to him for righteousness. When believers are justified by faith, their faith being counted for righteousness, their faith does not justify them as a part, small or great, of their righteousness; but as the appointed means of uniting them to Him who has chosen as the name whereby he shall be called, the Lord our Righteousness. Pardoned people are the only blessed people. It clearly appears from the Scripture, that Abraham was justified several years before his circumcision. It is, therefore, plain that this rite was not necessary in order to justification. It was a sign of the original corruption of human nature. And it was such a sign as was also an outward seal, appointed not only to confirm God's promises to him and to his seed, and their obligation to be the Lord's, but likewise to assure him of his being already a real partaker of the righteousness of faith. Thus Abraham was the spiritual forefather of all believers, who walked after the example of his obedient faith. The seal of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification, making us new creatures, is the inward evidence of the righteousness of faith.
Study Bible
Abraham Justified by Faith
9Is this blessing only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited as righteousness. 10In what context was it credited? Was it after his circumcision, or before? It was not after, but before. 11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So he is the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.…
Cross References
Romans 4:9
Is this blessing only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited as righteousness.

Romans 4:11
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So he is the father of all who believe but are not circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them.
Treasury of Scripture

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

not in circumcision. 'Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness,' at least

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Genesis 15:5,6,16 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, …

Genesis 16:1-3 Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children: and she had an handmaid, …

Genesis 17:1,10,23-27 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

1 Corinthians 7:18,19 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. …

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, …

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