New International Version
What does Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
King James Bible
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Darby Bible Translation
for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
World English Bible
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
Young's Literal Translation
for what doth the writing say? 'And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For, what saith the Scripture? - The Scriptural account of this transaction, Genesis 15:6, is decisive; for there it is said, Abraham believed God, and it was counted, ελογισθη, it was reckoned to him for righteousness, εις δικαιοσυνην, for justification.
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.
Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness.
This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."
So also Abraham "believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
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