Romans 4:13
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English Standard Version
For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

King James Bible
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

American Standard Version
For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For not through the law was the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world; but through the justice of faith.

English Revised Version
For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Weymouth New Testament
Again, the promise that he should inherit the world did not come to Abraham or his posterity conditioned by Law, but by faith-righteousness.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Heir of the world (κληρονόμον κόσμου)

See on divided by lot, Acts 13:19; and see on inheritance, 1 Peter 1:4. "Paul here takes the Jewish conception of the universal dominion of the Messianic theocracy prefigured by the inheritance of Canaan, divests it of its Judaistic element, and raises it to a christological truth." Compare Matthew 19:28, Matthew 19:29; Luke 22:30. The idea underlies the phrases kingdom of God, kingdom of Heaven.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the.

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 17:4,5,16 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations...

Genesis 22:17,18 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven...

Genesis 28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north...

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

Psalm 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

Psalm 72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

through the.

Galatians 3:16-18,29 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed...

but through. See on

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...

Cross References
Genesis 17:4
"Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.

Genesis 22:17
I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,

Acts 13:32
And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,

Romans 4:12
and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

Romans 9:8
This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.

Galatians 3:16
Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, "And to offsprings," referring to many, but referring to one, "And to your offspring," who is Christ.

Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

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