New International Version
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,
King James Bible
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Darby Bible Translation
and hesitated not at the promise of God through unbelief; but found strength in faith, giving glory to God;
World English Bible
Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,
Young's Literal Translation
and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, having given glory to God,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He considered not his own body now dead - He showed at once the correctness and energy of his faith: God cannot lie; Abraham can believe. It is true that, according to the course of nature, he and Sarah are so old that they cannot have children; but God is almighty, and can do whatsoever he will, and will fulfill his promise. This was certainly a wonderful degree of faith; as the promise stated that it was in his posterity that all the nations of the earth were to be blessed; that he had, as yet, no child by Sarah; that he was 100 years old; that Sarah was 90; and that, added to the utter improbability of her bearing at that age, she had ever been barren before. All these were so many reasons why he should not credit the promise; yet he believed; therefore it might be well said, Romans 4:20, that he staggered not at the promise, though every thing was unnatural and improbable; but he was strong in faith, and, by this almost inimitable confidence, gave glory to God. It was to God's honor that his servant put such unlimited confidence in him; and he put this confidence in him on the rational ground that God was fully able to perform what he had promised.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 24. "He Calleth Things that are not as Though they Were" (Rom. Iv. 17).
"He calleth things that are not as though they were" (Rom. iv. 17). The Word of God creates what it commands. When Christ says to any of us "Now are ye clean through the word which I have spoken unto you," We are clean. When He says "no condemnation" there is none, though there has been a lifetime of sin before. And when He says, "mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds," then the weak are strong. This is the part of faith, to take God at His Word, and then expect Him to make it real. …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
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