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| Book of Romans|
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- Romans 4:1-8 [ Verse 1 in Original: Greek ]
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- 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our F69 forefather according R158 to the flesh, has found? 2 For if Abraham was justified by F70 works, he has something to boast about, but not R159 before F71 God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS." 4 Now to the one who works, R161 his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes R162 in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 7 "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED. 8 "BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT."
F69 Or our forefather, has found according to the flesh
F70 Lit out of
F71 Lit toward
R158 Romans 1:3
R159 1 Corinthians 1:31
R160 Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:9,22; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23
R161 Romans 11:6
R162 John 6:29; Romans 3:22
R163 Psalms 32:1
R164 Psalms 32:2
R165 2 Corinthians 5:19
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