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

  • Lilian
    We are not living under the law now but we live by God's grace. We are saved and redeemed by God's grace and thru the BLOOD of Jesus. Jesus sent for us so that we may have life in abundance. JESUS IS GIVEN FOR US FOR OUR SINS TO BE FORGIVEN. Lets PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS ALONE FOR HE IS WORTHY. NO OTHER GREAT on this earth except JESUS.THANK YOU ABBA FATHER AMEN
  • Prince Ihenrio
    How will one know if one's iniquities is forgiven
  • MockingBird
    I am so Blessed to have my sins forgiven and covered. I am so Grateful I do not have to pay the penalty for my sins Jesus did !! My sins are also covered and cleansed by the blood of Jesus : Jesus is my sacrifice Lamb !!! I am so richly Blessed !!
  • Wanda clark
    My thanks for this forgiveness of my sins . Through this verse
  • Norm
    Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might 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, (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
  • BSP
    Abraham was fully convinced that what God promised he could and would also do as verse 21 shows.

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