New American Standard Bible
Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
King James Bible
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Darby Bible Translation
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
World English Bible
Even as Abraham "believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."
Young's Literal Translation
according as Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;
Galatians 3:6 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Even as Abraham believed God ... - see this passage fully explained in the notes at Romans 4:3. The passage is introduced here by the apostle to show that the most eminent of the patriarchs was not saved by the deeds of the Law. He was saved by faith, and this fact showed that it was possible to be saved in that way, and that it was the design of God to save people in this manner. Abraham believed God, and was justified, before the Law of Moses was given. It could not, therefore, be pretended that the Law was necessary to justification; for if it had been, Abraham could not have been saved. But if not necessary in his case, it was in no other; and this instance demonstrated that the false teachers among the Galatians were wrong even according to the Old Testament.
LibraryThe Universal Prison
'But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.'--GAL. iii. 22. The Apostle uses here a striking and solemn figure, which is much veiled for the English reader by the ambiguity attaching to the word 'concluded.' It literally means 'shut up,' and is to be taken in its literal sense of confining, and not in its secondary sense of inferring. So, then, we are to conceive of a vast prison-house in which mankind is confined. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Call to the Unconverted
The Ordinance of Covenanting
Letter iv. You Reply to the Conclusion of My Letter: "What have we to do with Routiniers?...
Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
Jump to PreviousAbraham Account Accounted Believe Believed Consider Counted Credited Faith Placed Reckoned Righteousness
Jump to NextAbraham Account Accounted Believe Believed Consider Counted Credited Faith Placed Reckoned Righteousness
LinksGalatians 3:6 NIV
Galatians 3:6 NLT
Galatians 3:6 ESV
Galatians 3:6 NASB
Galatians 3:6 KJV
Galatians 3:6 Bible Apps
Galatians 3:6 Biblia Paralela
Galatians 3:6 Chinese Bible
Galatians 3:6 French Bible
Galatians 3:6 German Bible
Galatians 3:6 Commentaries