Romans 4:9

Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Commeth this blessednes then vpon the circumcision onely, or vpon the vncircumcision also? for wee say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, "FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is this blessing then pronounced upon the circumcision, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say, To Abraham his faith was reckoned for righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is this blessing, then, for the circumcision only, or in the same way for those who have not circumcision? for we say that the faith of Abraham was put to his account as righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

[Does] this blessedness then [rest] on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision? For we say that faith has been reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? For we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

This declaration of blessedness, then, does it come simply to the circumcised, or to the uncircumcised as well? For Abraham's faith--so we affirm--was placed to his credit as righteousness.
- Weymouth Bible

Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
- World English Bible

Thanne whether dwellith this blisfulnesse oneli in circumcisioun, or also in prepucie? For we seien, that the feith was arettid to Abraham to riytwisnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

[Is] this happiness, then, upon the circumcision, or also upon the uncircumcision -- for we say that the faith was reckoned to Abraham -- to righteousness?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:9


4:9 This happiness - Mentioned by Abraham and David. On the circumcision - Those that are circumcised only. Faith was imputed to Abraham for righteousness - This is fully consistent with our being justified, that is, pardoned and accepted by God upon our believing, for the sake of what Christ hath done and suffered. For though this, and this alone, be the meritorious cause of our acceptance with God, yet faith may be said to be imputed to us for righteousness, as it is the sole condition of our acceptance. We may observe here, forgiveness, not imputing sin, and imputing righteousness, are all one.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:9


Ro 4:9 [Cometh] this blessedness upon the circumcision [only]. The next question is, Who shall enjoy this blessing of forgiveness? Shall it be Jews only, or shall the uncircumcision also, the Gentiles, enjoy it? Abraham's faith was counted for righteousness; will this be true of all, both Jews and Gentiles?

Discussion for Romans 4

  • 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;)
  • BSP
    Abraham was fully convinced that what God promised he could and would also do as verse 21 shows.

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