New International Version
So also Abraham "believed God, and it was credited 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abraham believed God - This is quoted from Genesis 15:6 (note); and St. Paul produces it, Romans 4:3-5 (note). Abraham, while even uncircumcised, believed in God, and his faith was reckoned to him for justification; and Abraham is called the father of the faithful, or, of believers. If, then, he was justified without the deeds of the law, he was justified by faith; and if he was justified by faith, long before the law was given then the law is not necessary to salvation.
It is remarkable that the Jews themselves maintained that Abraham was saved by faith. Mehilta, in Yalcut Simeoni, page 1, fol. 69, makes this assertion: "It is evident that Abraham could not obtain an inheritance either in this world or in the world to come, but by faith."
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accounted. or, imputed.
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"Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh" (Gal. iii. 3). Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always; it comes for nothing and it comes when we are helpless; it doesn't merely help the man that helps himself--that is not the Gospel; the Gospel is that God helps the man who can't help himself. And then there is another thing; God helps the man to help himself, for everything the man does comes from God. Grace is given to the man …
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Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
What does Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
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