Romans 4:6
New International Version
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New Living Translation
David also spoke of this when he described the happiness of those who are declared righteous without working for it:

English Standard Version
just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:

Berean Study Bible
And David speaks likewise of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Berean Literal Bible
just as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New American Standard Bible
just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

King James Bible
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Christian Standard Bible
Just as David also speaks of the blessing of the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Contemporary English Version
In the Scriptures David talks about the blessings that come to people who are acceptable to God, even though they don't do anything to deserve these blessings. David says,

Good News Translation
This is what David meant when he spoke of the happiness of the person whom God accepts as righteous, apart from anything that person does:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man God credits righteousness to apart from works:

International Standard Version
Likewise, David also speaks of the blessedness of the person whom God regards as righteous apart from actions:

NET Bible
So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New Heart English Bible
Even as David also pronounces blessing on the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Just as David also said about the blessedness of a man to whom God accounts righteousness without works, as he said:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David says the same thing about those who are blessed: God approves of people without their earning it. David said,

New American Standard 1977
just as David also speaks of the blessing upon the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man unto whom God doth attribute righteousness without works,

King James 2000 Bible
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputes righteousness without works,

American King James Version
Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,

American Standard Version
Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,

Douay-Rheims Bible
As David also termeth the blessedness of a man, to whom God reputeth justice without works:

Darby Bible Translation
Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without works:

English Revised Version
Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,

Webster's Bible Translation
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Weymouth New Testament
In this way David also tells of the blessedness of the man to whose credit God places righteousness, apart from his actions.

World English Bible
Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Young's Literal Translation
even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works:
Study Bible
Abraham Justified by Faith
5However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. 6And David speaks likewise of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 7“Blessed are those whose lawless acts are forgiven, whose sins are covered.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:19
After a long time, the master of those servants returned to settle accounts with them.

Romans 4:5
However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Romans 4:7
"Blessed are those whose lawless acts are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

James 2:18
But someone will say, "You have faith and I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.

Treasury of Scripture

Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,

blessedness.

Romans 4:9
Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

Deuteronomy 33:29
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful…

imputeth.

Romans 4:11,24
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: …

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:22
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

without.

Romans 3:20,21,27
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin…

Ephesians 2:8-10
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: …

2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

David
Δαυὶδ (Dauid)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1138: David, King of Israel. Of Hebrew origin; Dabid, the Israelite king.

speaks
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

likewise
καθάπερ (kathaper)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2509: Even as, just as. From katha and per; exactly as.

of the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

blessedness
μακαρισμὸν (makarismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3108: Regarding as happy, blessed, or enviable. From makarizo; beatification, i.e. Attribution of good fortune.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

to whom
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

credits
λογίζεται (logizetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3049: To reckon, count, charge with; reason, decide, conclude; think, suppose.

righteousness
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

apart from
χωρὶς (chōris)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5565: Apart from, separately from; without. Adverb from chora; at a space, i.e. Separately or apart from.

works:
ἔργων (ergōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.
(6-8) A further instance of the nature of the justification which proceeds from faith is supplied by David. From his evidence it will appear that such justification implies, not the absence of sin, but its forgiveness; not its real obliteration, but the forbearance of God to impute it. It is an amnesty, not an acquittal.

(6) Even as.--In strict accordance with this description of the justified state we have another, that of David.

Describeth the blessedness.--Rather, speaks the felicitation, felicitates, or pronounces blessed.

Verses 6-8. - Even as David also describeth the blessedness (λέγει τὸν μακαρισμὸν. The noun means properly a declaring blessed - beatitatis praedicatio - "Eloquitur illud beati praeconiam" (Bengel). We might render, "David tells of the blessing on the man," etc.) of the man unto whom God reckoneth (λογίζεται, as before. Imputeth in the Authorized Version suggests the idea of a different word being used) righteousness apart from works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not reckon (λογίσηται, as before, and so throughout the whole passage) sin (Psalm 32:1, 2). The introduction of this testimony of David to the same principle of justification serves not only to explain it further, but also to show that under the Law too it continued to be recognized; and by David himself, the typical king and psalmist under the legal dispensation. But the argument from Abraham is not discontinued, being resumed in the next verse, and continued to the end of the chapter. If it be said that these verses from Psalm 32. do not in themselves declare a general principle applicable to all, but only the blessedness to sinners of having their sins forgiven, it may be replied, firstly, that the way in which the verses are introduced does not require more to be implied. All that need be meant is that the ground of justification exemplified in Abraham's case is the same as is spoken of by David as still available for man, and crowned with blessing. But, secondly, it is to be observed that these verses represent and suggest the general tenor of the Book of Psalms, in which human righteousness is never asserted as constituting a claim to reward. "My trust is in thy mercy," is, on the contrary, the ever-recurring theme. St. Paul's quotations from the Old Testament are frequently given as suggestive of the general scriptural teaching on the subject in hand, rather than as exhaustive proofs in themselves. 4:1-12 To meet the views of the Jews, the apostle first refers to the example of Abraham, in whom the Jews gloried as their most renowned forefather. However exalted in various respects, he had nothing to boast in the presence of God, being saved by grace, through faith, even as others. Without noticing the years which passed before his call, and the failures at times in his obedience, and even in his faith, it was expressly stated in Scripture that he believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness, Ge 15:6. From this example it is observed, that if any man could work the full measure required by the law, the reward must be reckoned as a debt, which evidently was not the case even of Abraham, seeing faith was reckoned to him for righteousness. When believers are justified by faith, their faith being counted for righteousness, their faith does not justify them as a part, small or great, of their righteousness; but as the appointed means of uniting them to Him who has chosen as the name whereby he shall be called, the Lord our Righteousness. Pardoned people are the only blessed people. It clearly appears from the Scripture, that Abraham was justified several years before his circumcision. It is, therefore, plain that this rite was not necessary in order to justification. It was a sign of the original corruption of human nature. And it was such a sign as was also an outward seal, appointed not only to confirm God's promises to him and to his seed, and their obligation to be the Lord's, but likewise to assure him of his being already a real partaker of the righteousness of faith. Thus Abraham was the spiritual forefather of all believers, who walked after the example of his obedient faith. The seal of the Holy Spirit in our sanctification, making us new creatures, is the inward evidence of the righteousness of faith.
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