Romans 4:3
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New International Version
What does Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

New Living Translation
For the Scriptures tell us, "Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith."

English Standard Version
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”

Berean Study Bible
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness."

Berean Literal Bible
For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness."

New American Standard Bible
For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."

King James Bible
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness.

International Standard Version
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

NET Bible
For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

New Heart English Bible
For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For what do the Scriptures say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What does Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and that faith was regarded by God to be his approval of Abraham."

New American Standard 1977
For what does the Scripture say? “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For what does the scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
For what says the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

American King James Version
For what said the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

American Standard Version
For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

Darby Bible Translation
for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.

English Revised Version
For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament
For what says the Scripture? "And Abraham believed God, and this was placed to his credit as righteousness."

World English Bible
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

Young's Literal Translation
for what doth the writing say? 'And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;'
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
2If Abraham was indeed justified by works, he had something to boast about, but not before God. 3For what does the Scripture say? “- Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 4Now the wages of the worker are not credited as a gift, but as an obligation.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:6
Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

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 4:22
That is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."

Galatians 3:6
So also, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

James 2:23
And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called a friend of God.
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For what said the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

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2 Peter 1:20,21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private …

Abraham.

Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Galatians 3:6-8 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness…

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, …

counted.

Romans 4:5,9,11,22-25 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the …

Psalm 106:31 And that was counted to him for righteousness to all generations for ever more.

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