Romans 4:1

“What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What shall we say then, that Abraham our father, as perteining to the flesh, hath found?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, hath found according to the flesh?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What, then, may we say that Abraham, our father after the flesh, has got?
- Basic English Bible

What shall we say then that Abraham our father according to flesh has found?
- Darby Bible

What shall we then say that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
- Webster's Bible

What then shall we say that Abraham, our earthly forefather, has gained?
- Weymouth Bible

What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
- World English Bible

What thanne schulen we seie, that Abraham oure fadir aftir the flesch foond?
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:1


4:1 That our father Abraham hath found - Acceptance with God. According to the flesh - That is, by works.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:1


Ro 4:1 Abraham Justified While Still a Gentile SUMMARY OF ROMANS 4: Abraham Not Justified by Works, but by Faith. His Faith Reckoned for Righteousness. David Describes the Same Blessedness. This Blessedness of Forgiveness for Gentiles As Well As Jews. Abraham Counted Righteous Before He Was Circumcised. The Promise of a Redeemer and of a Land Made to Abraham Before. He Was Circumcised. The Greatness of Abraham's Faith. To All, Whether Jew or Gentile, Righteousness Will Be Imputed,. Who Have Abraham's Faith. What shall we then say? Paul, having show that faith is the essential principle of justification, now inquires concerning Abraham's faith and justification. Abraham, our father. "Our forefather according to the flesh", in the Revised Version. The ancestor of the Jewish race. Hath found. The thought is, Hath he found justification by works, or by faith?

Discussion for Romans 4

  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Philippians 3:9 "And be found in him not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith."
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Because of faith in him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; righteousness is imputed to the born again believer.
  • Godanga San Junior
    No human being can claim to be righteous at the sight of God because of their deeds. Only our faith can be imputed on us as righteousness by God. Abraham was justified because of his faith and not because of his deeds. Believe in God.
  • Geraldine cole
    When Jesus speak it shall be done there is no devil in hell can change what Jesus say if said it just believe and u will see it come to pass put your trust in God not man and remember His time is not the same as your time one day is like a thousand years with Jesus and know that his love is True toward U that while he die for U and me it was his love when u are u saved u have natural love
  • Arnold McCall for verse 3
    For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
  • Joshua Butamen for verse 17
    Romance 4:7 put us to the level of God and we operate as such...calling things which be not as though they are....this is God at work in man...

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