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

  • 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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