Romans 4:1–5

Justification by Faith Evidenced in Old Testament

1 What then shall we say that Abraham, 1our forefather aaccording to the flesh, has found?

2 For if Abraham was justified 1by works, he has something to boast about, but anot 2before God.

3 For what does the Scripture say? “aAbraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

4 Now to the one who aworks, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.

5 But to the one who does not work, but abelieves in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

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