4 What shall we say then that Abraham aour father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were bjustified by works, he hath cwhereof to glory; dbut not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? eAbraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now fto him that worketh is the reward not greckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, hhis faith is gcounted for righteousness. 6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God gimputeth righteousness iwithout works, 7 Saying, jBlessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9 Cometh this blessedness then upon kthe circumcision lonly, or upon kthe uncircumcision also? for ewe say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received mthe sign of circumcision, na seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that ohe might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise, that he should be the pheir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For qif they which are of the law be heirs, faith is rmade void, and qthe promise made of none effect: 15 Because sthe law worketh wrath: for twhere no law is, uthere is no transgression. 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be xby grace; yto the end the promise might be sure zto all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; awho is the father of us all, 17 (As it is written, bI have made thee a father of many nations,) ||before him whom he believed, even God, cwho quickeneth the dead, and calleth dthose things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, eSo shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now fdead, gwhen he was about an hundred years old, neither yet hthe deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He istaggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And kbeing fully persuaded that, what he had promised, lhe was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now mit was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe non him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 oWho was delivered for our offences, and pwas raised again for our qjustification.
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