Romans 4:4

“Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, the reward is credited to him who does works, not as of grace but as a debt.
- Basic English Bible

Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but of debt:
- Darby Bible

Now to him that worketh, is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
- Webster's Bible

But in the case of a man who works, pay is not reckoned a favour but a debt;
- Weymouth Bible

Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed.
- World English Bible

And to hym that worchith mede is not arettid bi grace, but bi dette.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:4


4:4 Now to him that worketh - All that the law requires, the reward is no favour, but an absolute debt. These two examples are selected and applied with the utmost judgment and propriety. Abraham was the most illustrious pattern of piety among the Jewish patriarchs. David was the most eminent of their kings. If then neither of these was justified by his own obedience, if they both obtained acceptance with God, not as upright beings who might claim it, but as sinful creatures who must implore it, the consequence is glaring It is such as must strike every attentive understanding, and must affect every individual person.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:4


Ro 4:4 To him that worketh. Who earns wages as a servant. To that one a reward is not reckoned of grace, a free gift, but "a debt". If one has rendered himself righteous by his works, this is true of him.

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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