Romans 4:3

“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For what saith the Scripture? Abraham beleeued God, and it was counted vnto him for righteousnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

- New American Standard Version (1995)

For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But what does it say in the holy Writings? And Abraham had faith in God, and it was put to his account as righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
- Darby Bible

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

For what says the Scripture? "And Abraham believed God, and this was placed to his credit as righteousness."
- Weymouth Bible

For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
- World English Bible

For what seith the scripture? Abraham bileued to God, and it was arettid to him to riytwisnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for what doth the writing say? `And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:3

4:3 Abraham believed God - That promise of God concerning the numerousness of his seed, #Gen 15:5|,7; but especially the promise concerning Christ, #Gen 12:3|, through whom all nations should be blessed. And it was imputed to him for righteousness - God accepted him as if he had been altogether righteous. #Gen 15:6|.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:3

Ro 4:3 For what saith the scripture? The passage quoted is found in Ge 15:6, and is quoted three times in the New Testament--here, and in Ga 3:6 and in Jas 2:23. God promised an heir to Abraham, and, although it seemed contrary to nature, he believed the promise. His faith in the promise was counted unto him for righteousness. It was the ground of his acceptance with God. His faith was a trusting faith, which contained in it the element of obedience. No other faith justifies.

Discussion for Romans 4

  • Ijeoma Ike-Okoli
    I am so grateful that by believing, we are sanctified and justified by faith.
  • 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;)

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