14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. All rights reserved. The purpose was to make him the ancestor of all who believe without being circumcised and who thus have righteousness reckoned to them. 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. Was it before or after he had been circumcised? 5 … 4 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. Romans 3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? 5 But to one who without … Or what is the value of circumcision? For in the first place the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, NRSV Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown, NRSV Large Print Bible - imitation leather, burgundy, NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Comfort Print--premium goatskin leather, black, Premier Collection, NRSV Large-Print Thinline Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown (indexed), The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version Black Genuine Leather. 3 For what does the scripture say? 4 What then are we to say was gained by * Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? but for ours also. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Romans 4. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. We say, “Faith was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.” 10 How then was it reckoned to him? as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God. 13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone. For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 4 By no means! 20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.”. Used by permission. For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. All rights reserved. We say, “Faith was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.”. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us. 9 Is this blessedness, then, pronounced only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? 13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. It was not after, but before he was circumcised. Romans 4:1-17. Although everyone is a liar, let God be proved true, as it is written, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. For what does the scripture say? Learn More About New Revised Standard Version. 15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. 5 But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, such faith is reckoned as righteousness. 4 What then are we to say was gained by[a] Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? 6 So also David speaks of the blessedness of those to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works: 7 “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven,    and whose sins are covered;8 blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.”. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Will their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 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.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already[b] as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 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.”, He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already. 4 What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? Used by permission. 14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.