4 What then shall we sayt that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh,u discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.v 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”a w
4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a giftx but as an obligation. 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.y 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.