17 (as it is written, “aA father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, bwho gives life to the dead and 1ccalls into being dthat which does not exist.
18 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become aa father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “bSo shall your 1descendants be.”
19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now aas good as dead since bhe was about a hundred years old, and cthe deadness of Sarah’s womb;
20 yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, agiving glory to God,
21 and abeing fully assured that bwhat God had promised, He was able also to perform.
22 Therefore ait was also credited to him as righteousness.
23 Now anot for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,
24 but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those awho believe in Him who braised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
25 He who was adelivered over because of our transgressions, and was braised because of our justification.