Romans 41What then will we say Abraham, our father according to flesh, to have found? 2For if Abraham was made righteous from works, he has a boast, but not before God. 3For what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 4Now to the man being employed, the wage is not reckoned according to grace, but according to obligation. 5But to the man not being employed, but who believes in him who makes the impious man righteous, his faith is reckoned for righteousness. 6Just as David also tells the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness independent of works, 7saying, Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8Blessed is a man to whom the Lord does, no, not impute sin. 9Is this blessedness therefore upon men of circumcision, or also upon men of uncircumcision? For we say, Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10How then was it reckoned? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11And he received the sign of circumcision, as a seal of the righteousness of his faith during uncircumcision, for him to be father of all those who believe during uncircumcision (for righteousness to also be imputed to them), 12and father of those of circumcision, to those not only of circumcision, but also to those who march in the steps of faith-of that during the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. 13For the promise to Abraham or to his seed, for him to be heir of the world, was not through law, but through a righteousness of faith. 14For if those from law are heirs, faith has been made void, and the promise has been made useless. 15For the law works wrath. For where there is no law, neither is there transgression. 16Because of this it is from faith, so that it is according to grace, in order for the promise to be sure to all the seed, not only to the seed from the law, but also to the seed from the faith of Abraham, who is father of us all 17(as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations), before him whom he believed, of God who makes the dead alive, and who calls things not existing, as existing. 18Who, against hope, believed in hope, in order for him to become father of many nations according to that which was spoken, So thy seed will be. 19And not being weak in faith he did not regard his body, which was now deadened (being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. 20And he did not waver in unbelief at the promise of God, but became strong in faith, giving glory to God, 21and being fully assured that what he promised, he was able also to perform. 22And therefore it was reckoned to him for righteousness. 23Now it was not written because of him alone that it was imputed to him, 24but also because of us to whom it is going to be imputed, to those who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25who was delivered up for our offenses, and was raised up for our justification.
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