Paul's Letter to the Romans (WEB)
4:1 What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh? 4:2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God. 4:3For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 4:4Now to him who works, the reward is not accounted as of grace, but as of debt. 4:5But to him who doesn't work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness. 4:6Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,
4:7"Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven,
Whose sins are covered.
4:8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not charge with sin."
4:9Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say
that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. 4:10How then was it counted? When he was
in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 4:11He received
the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in
uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they be in
uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be accounted to them. 4:12The father of circumcision
to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our
father, Abraham, which he had in uncircumcision. 4:13For not through the law was the promise to
Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.
4:14For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no
effect. 4:15For the law works wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience. 4:16For
this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure
to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of
Abraham, who is the father of us all. 4:17As it is written, "I have made you a father of many
nations." This is before him whom he believed, God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the
things that are not, as though they were. 4:18Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he
might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, "So will your
seed be." 4:19Without being weakened in faith, he didn't consider his own body, already having
been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. 4:20Yet,
looking to the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but grew strong through faith,
giving glory to God, 4:21and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to
perform. 4:22Therefore also it was "reckoned to him for righteousness." 4:23Now it was not written
that it was accounted to him for his sake alone, 4:24but for our sake also, to whom it will be
accounted, who believe in him who raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead, 4:25who was delivered up
for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.