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Romans 4:2

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

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Romans 4:2 — The New International Version (NIV)

If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God’s way.

Romans 4:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

If Abraham was made right by the things he did, he had a reason to brag. But this is not God’s view,

Romans 4:2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.

Romans 4:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works, he has whereof to boast: but not before God;

Romans 4:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

If Abraham had God’s approval because of something he did, he would have had a reason to brag. But he could not brag to God about it.

Romans 4:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to brag about—but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Romans 4:2 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Did he become right with God because of something he did? If so, he could brag about it. But he couldn’t brag to God.