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

  • Elzie
    God says works without faith is dead and faith without works is dead. abraham had both and if we had just a quarter of his faith and works we would be having conversations with him on a regular basis with all the answers we need.
  • Zenaida
    Abraham pleased God because of his faith not of his works , so he could not boast. This is also how it should be with us,that our faith alone pleases God, not our works.
  • Denise Lewis
    If God said it then it will come to Pass.In Jesus name Amen!!!
  • Sheila Robinson
    Romans 4: Shares with us how Abraham believed by faith in God
  • Chalitea
    Yes, you can have little faith and little growth, and it will move all mountains and cast all fears aside....When speaking what you believe into existence your life is a major difference.
  • 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."

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