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Romans 4:18

18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations,s just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”d t

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Romans 4:18 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”

Romans 4:18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Romans 4:18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!”

Romans 4:18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”

Romans 4:18 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 There was no hope that Abraham would have children. But Abraham believed God and continued hoping, and so he became the father of many nations. As God told him, “Your descendants also will be too many to count.”

Romans 4:18 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Romans 4:18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 who against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be:

Romans 4:18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 When there was nothing left to hope for, Abraham still hoped and believed. As a result, he became a father of many nations, as he had been told: “That is how many descendants you will have.”

Romans 4:18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 He believed, hoping against hope, so that he became the father of many nations according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be.

Romans 4:18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.”

Romans 4:18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 who against hope believed in hope, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was said, “so will your descendants be.”

Romans 4:18 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

18 When there was no reason for hope, Abraham believed because he had hope. He became the father of many nations, exactly as God had promised. God said, “That is how many children you will have.”

Romans 4:18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”