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Romans 4

1 What therefore will we say Abraham our forefather according to [the] flesh found? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has [a] boast, but not towards God. 3 For what does the scripture1 say?
But Abraham believed God,
And it was reckoned to him for justness.

4 Now to the [one] working, the reward is not reckoned according to grace but according to one's due. 5 But to the [one] not working, but believing upon the [one] justifying the irreverent, his belief is reckoned to justness. 6 Just as David says2 [is] the blessedness of [the] man to whom God reckons justness apart from works:

7 Blessed [are they] whose lawlessness is forgiven
and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed [is the] man to whom [the] Lord
will not reckon sin.

9 [is] therefore this [one] blessed upon circumcision or upon uncircumcision? For we say, Faith was reckoned to Abraham for justness. 10 How therefore is it reckoned? Being in circumcision or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision but in uncircumcision. 11 And he received [the] sign of circumcision [as] seal of the justness of faith [while yet] in uncircumcision, so justness was reckoned to him, 12 and father of circumcision not only to those from circumcision, but also to those holding to the footsteps of the belief in uncircumcision, of our father Abraham. 13 For the promise [was] to Abraham or to his seed—[that] he be heir of the world—[was] not through law, but through the justness by faith. 14 For if [they are] heirs from law, faith is emptied and the promise nullified. 15 For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, [there is] neither transgression. 16 Because of this [it is] by faith, in order that it [be] according to grace, so that the promise be certain to all the seed, not to [those] by the law only, but also to [those] by faith [of] Abraham, who is father of us all. 17 Just as it is written that: I have established you father of all nations, before whom he believed, [that is] God making-zoe-alive the dead and calling the [things] not being as [though] being; 18 who beside hope upon hope he believed, so that he has become father of all nations according to the [thing] said: Thus will your seed be. 19 And not having been weak in faith, he considered his body [as] being dead, having [about] [a] hundred years, and the deadness of Sarah's womb. 20 But to the promise of God he did not doubt in disbelief, but was strong in faith, having given glory to God, 21 and having been fully persuaded that what he promised, he is also able to do. 22 Therefore it was reckoned to him for justness. 23 Now it was not written because of him only, that: It was reckoned to him, 24 but also because of us, to whom it is [about] to be reckoned, to those believing upon the [one] having raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 who was delivered up because of our transgressions and was raised because of our justification.