Romans 4:2

“For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if Abraham were iustified by workes, hee hath whereof to glory, but not before God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if Abraham got righteousness by works, he has reason for pride; but not before God.
- Basic English Bible

For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works, he has whereof to boast: but not before God;
- Darby Bible

For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.
- Webster's Bible

For if he was held to be righteous on the ground of his actions, he has something to boast of; but not in the presence of God.
- Weymouth Bible

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.
- World English Bible

For if Abraham is iustified of werkis of the lawe, he hath glorie, but not anentis God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath to boast -- but not before god;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:2


4:2 The meaning is, If Abraham had been justified by works, he would have had room to glory. But he had not room to glory. Therefore he was not justified by works.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:2


Ro 4:2 Hath [whereof] to glory. If Abraham was justified by his own righteous works, he would have ground for glorying in himself.

Discussion for Romans 4

  • Steve morrow
    CONTINUED---TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHERE OF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER john 5:34 but I receive no testimony from man but these these things I say that you might be saved ------romans 1:18 for the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness romans 2:11 for there is no respect of persons with GOD
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:21-23 and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight -------23------IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED FROM AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED ...
  • Steve morrow
    genesis 26:5 because that Abraham obeyed MY voice and kept MY charge MY commandments MY statutes and MY laws------------romans 4:20 he staggered not at the promise of GOD through unbelief but was strong in faith giving glory to GOD 4:21 and being fully persuaded that what HE had promised HE was able also to perform 4:22 and therefore it was imputed unto him for righteousness
  • Bruce
    1Corinthians 1:18__ preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. Ephesians 1:7__ redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins__
    Hebrews10:12__ offered one sacrifice for sins forever,sat down on the right hand of God
  • Landon
    Bible Study
    Mark 16:16
    1 Peter 3:21
    Luke 24:47
    Acts 2:38
    Acts 19:1-6
    Acts 10:44-48
    1 Corinthians 14:2 , 14:22,14:39
    Acts 5:32
    John 21:15
    We must be baptized in water in the name of Jesus to be saved.😇 I know this because I was raised in a traditional religion that said all you have to do to be saved is believe. Sorry , I can believe I am a grasshopper but does that make me one . Amen
  • Bruce
    Prince:Have you been,John 6:44. Ask forgiveness, Romans 10:13. You will be, ll Corinthians 5:17 it will be like night and day, hot and cold. YOU WILL KNOW!!

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