Romans 4:17
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
(as it is written,γέγραπται
(gegraptai)
1125: to writea prim. verb
"A FATHERπατέρα
(patera)
3962: a fathera prim. word
OF MANYπολλῶν
(pollōn)
4183: much, manya prim. word
NATIONSἐθνῶν
(ethnōn)
1484: a race, a nation, pl. the nations (as distinct from Isr.)probably from a prim. root
HAVE I MADEτέθεικα
(tetheika)
5087: to place, lay, setfrom a prim. root the-
YOU") in the presenceκατέναντι
(katenanti)
2713: over against, oppositeadverb from kata and enanti
of Him whomοὗ
(ou)
3739: usually rel. who, which, that, also demonstrative this, thata prim. pronoun
he believed,ἐπίστευσεν
(episteusen)
4100: to believe, entrustfrom pistis
[even] God,θεοῦ
(theou)
2316: God, a godof uncertain origin
who gives lifeζωοποιοῦντος
(zōopoiountos)
2227: to make alivefrom the same as zóon and poieó
to the deadνεκροὺς
(nekrous)
3498: deada prim. word, the same as nekus (a dead body)
and callsκαλοῦντος
(kalountos)
2564: to calla prim. word
into being that which does not exist. 
 
1510: I exist, I ama prol. form of a prim. and defective verb







KJV Lexicon
καθως  adverb
kathos  kath-oce':  just (or inasmuch) as, that -- according to, (according, even) as, how, when.
γεγραπται  verb - perfect passive indicative - third person singular
grapho  graf'-o:  to grave, especially to write; figuratively, to describe -- describe, write(-ing, -ten).
οτι  conjunction
hoti  hot'-ee:  demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because -- as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
πατερα  noun - accusative singular masculine
pater  pat-ayr':  a father (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) -- father, parent.
πολλων  adjective - genitive plural neuter
polus  pol-oos':  abundant, altogether, common, far (passed, spent), (be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft(-en (-times), plenteous, sore, straitly.
εθνων  noun - genitive plural neuter
ethnos  eth'-nos:  a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
τεθεικα  verb - perfect active indicative - first person singular
tithemi  tith'-ay-mee:  advise, appoint, bow, commit, conceive, give, kneel down, lay (aside, down, up), make, ordain, purpose, put, set (forth), settle, sink down.
σε  personal pronoun - second person accusative singular
se  seh:  thee -- thee, thou, thy house.
κατεναντι  adverb
katenanti  kat-en'-an-tee:  directly opposite -- before, over against.
ου  relative pronoun - genitive singular masculine
hos  hos:  the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that -- one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc.
επιστευσεν  verb - aorist active indicative - third person singular
pisteuo  pist-yoo'-o:  to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ)
θεου  noun - genitive singular masculine
theos  theh'-os:  a deity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
του  definite article - genitive singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
ζωοποιουντος  verb - present active participle - genitive singular masculine
zoopoieo  dzo-op-oy-eh'-o:  to (re-)vitalize -- make alive, give life, quicken.
τους  definite article - accusative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
νεκρους  adjective - accusative plural masculine
nekros  nek-ros':  dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun) -- dead.
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
καλουντος  verb - present active participle - genitive singular masculine
kaleo  kal-eh'-o:  to call (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) -- bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called).
τα  definite article - accusative plural neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
μη  particle - nominative
me  may:  any but (that), forbear, God forbid, lack, lest, neither, never, no (wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without.
οντα  verb - present participle - accusative plural neuter
on  oan:  being -- be, come, have.
ως  adverb
hos  hoce:  which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
οντα  verb - present participle - accusative plural neuter
on  oan:  being -- be, come, have.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
(as it is written, "A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

King James Bible
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in God's sight. As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. He believed in God, who gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist.

International Standard Version
As it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations." Abraham acted in faith when he stood in the presence of God, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence things that don't yet exist.

NET Bible
(as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed--the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
According to what is written: “I have appointed you a father to the multitude of the nations, before God, in whom you believed, who gives life to the dead, and he calls those who are not as though they are.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
as Scripture says: "I have made you a father of many things." Abraham believed when he stood in the presence of the God who gives life to dead people and calls into existence nations that don't even exist.

King James 2000 Bible
(As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were.
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