Romans 4:6
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New International Version
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New Living Translation
David also spoke of this when he described the happiness of those who are declared righteous without working for it:

English Standard Version
just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

Berean Study Bible
just as David proclaims the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Berean Literal Bible
just as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New American Standard Bible
just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

King James Bible
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man God credits righteousness to apart from works:

International Standard Version
Likewise, David also speaks of the blessedness of the person whom God regards as righteous apart from actions:

NET Bible
So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New Heart English Bible
Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Just as David also said about the blessedness of a man to whom God accounts righteousness without works, as he said:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David says the same thing about those who are blessed: God approves of people without their earning it. David said,

New American Standard 1977
just as David also speaks of the blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man unto whom God doth attribute righteousness without works,

King James 2000 Bible
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputes righteousness without works,

American King James Version
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,

American Standard Version
Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,

Douay-Rheims Bible
As David also termeth the blessedness of a man, to whom God reputeth justice without works:

Darby Bible Translation
Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without works:

English Revised Version
Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,

Webster's Bible Translation
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Weymouth New Testament
In this way David also tells of the blessedness of the man to whose credit God places righteousness, apart from his actions.

World English Bible
Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Young's Literal Translation
even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works:
Study Bible
Abraham Justified by Faith
5However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness, 6just as David proclaims the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 7“Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered;…
Cross References
Matthew 25:19
After a long time, the master of those servants returned to settle accounts with them.

Romans 4:5
However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness,

Romans 4:7
"Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered;

James 2:18
But someone will say, "You have faith and I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
Treasury of Scripture

Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,

blessedness.

Romans 4:9 Comes this blessedness then on the circumcision only, or on the uncircumcision …

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the …

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Psalm 146:5,6 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…

Galatians 3:8,9,14 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen …

Galatians 4:15 Where is then the blessedness you spoke of? for I bear you record, …

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

imputeth.

Romans 4:11,24 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness …

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: …

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to …

Romans 5:18,19 Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came on all men to condemnation…

Isaiah 45:24,25 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: …

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue …

Jeremiah 22:6 For thus said the LORD to the king's house of Judah; You are Gilead …

Jeremiah 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: …

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

without.

Romans 3:20,21,27 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified …

Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: …

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

(6-8) A further instance of the nature of the justification which proceeds from faith is supplied by David. From his evidence it will appear that such justification implies, not the absence of sin, but its forgiveness; not its real obliteration, but the forbearance of God to impute it. It is an amnesty, not an acquittal.

(6) Even as.--In strict accordance with this description of the justified state we have another, that of David.

Describeth the blessedness.--Rather, speaks the felicitation, felicitates, or pronounces blessed.

Verses 6-8. - Even as David also describeth the blessedness (λέγει τὸν μακαρισμὸν. The noun means properly a declaring blessed - beatitatis praedicatio - "Eloquitur illud beati praeconiam" (Bengel). We might render, "David tells of the blessing on the man," etc.) of the man unto whom God reckoneth (λογίζεται, as before. Imputeth in the Authorized Version suggests the idea of a different word being used) righteousness apart from works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not reckon (λογίσηται, as before, and so throughout the whole passage) sin (Psalm 32:1, 2). The introduction of this testimony of David to the same principle of justification serves not only to explain it further, but also to show that under the Law too it continued to be recognized; and by David himself, the typical king and psalmist under the legal dispensation. But the argument from Abraham is not discontinued, being resumed in the next verse, and continued to the end of the chapter. If it be said that these verses from Psalm 32. do not in themselves declare a general principle applicable to all, but only the blessedness to sinners of having their sins forgiven, it may be replied, firstly, that the way in which the verses are introduced does not require more to be implied. All that need be meant is that the ground of justification exemplified in Abraham's case is the same as is spoken of by David as still available for man, and crowned with blessing. But, secondly, it is to be observed that these verses represent and suggest the general tenor of the Book of Psalms, in which human righteousness is never asserted as constituting a claim to reward. "My trust is in thy mercy," is, on the contrary, the ever-recurring theme. St. Paul's quotations from the Old Testament are frequently given as suggestive of the general scriptural teaching on the subject in hand, rather than as exhaustive proofs in themselves. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man,.... the apostle having instanced in Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, cites some passages from David, king of Israel, a person of great note and esteem among the Jews, in favour of the doctrine he is establishing; who in a very proper and lively manner describes the happiness of such persons:

unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works. This righteousness cannot be the righteousness of the law, or man's obedience to it; for that is a righteousness with works, is a man's own, and not imputed; and indeed is not a righteousness in the sight of God: nor does man's blessedness lie in, or come by it; no man is, or can be instilled by it, nor saved by it, or attain to heaven and eternal happiness by the means of it; but the righteousness here spoken of is the righteousness of Christ, called the righteousness of God; and is better than that of angels or men; is complete and perfect; by which the law is honoured, and justice is satisfied. This is freely bestowed, and graciously "imputed" by God. Just in the same way his righteousness becomes ours, as Adam's sin did, which is by imputation; or in the same way that our sins became Christ's, his righteousness becomes ours; and as we have no righteousness of our own when God justifies us, this must be done by the righteousness of another; and that can be done no other way by the righteousness of another, than by imputing it to us: and which is done "without works"; not without the works of Christ, of which this righteousness consists; but without the works of the creature, or any consideration of them, which are utterly excluded from justification; for if these came into account, it would not be of grace, and boasting would not be removed. Now such who have this righteousness thus imputed to them, are happy persons; they are justified from all sin, and freed from all condemnation; their persons and services are acceptable to God; it will be always well with them; they are heirs of glory, and shall enjoy it. 6-8. David also describeth—"speaketh," "pronounceth."

the blessedness of the man unto whom the Lord imputeth righteousness without works—whom, though void of all good works, He, nevertheless, regards and treats as righteous.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.
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