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

For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
- 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

  • 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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