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

  • 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."
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Because of faith in him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; righteousness is imputed to the born again believer.
  • Godanga San Junior
    No human being can claim to be righteous at the sight of God because of their deeds. Only our faith can be imputed on us as righteousness by God. Abraham was justified because of his faith and not because of his deeds. Believe in God.
  • Geraldine cole
    When Jesus speak it shall be done there is no devil in hell can change what Jesus say if said it just believe and u will see it come to pass put your trust in God not man and remember His time is not the same as your time one day is like a thousand years with Jesus and know that his love is True toward U that while he die for U and me it was his love when u are u saved u have natural love
  • Arnold McCall for verse 3
    For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
  • Joshua Butamen for verse 17
    Romance 4:7 put us to the level of God and we operate as such...calling things which be not as though they are....this is God at work in man...

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