Genesis 15:6

“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he beleeued in the LORD; and hee counted it to him for righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he believed in Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had faith in the Lord, and it was put to his account as righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

And he believed Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him [as] righteousness.
- Darby Bible

And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

He believed in Yahweh; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness.
- World English Bible

And he hath believed in Jehovah, and He reckoneth it to him -- righteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 15:6


15:6 And he believed in the Lord - That is, believed the truth of that promise which God had now made him, resting upon the power, and faithfulness of him that made it: see how the apostle magnifies this faith of Abram, and makes it a standing example, #Rom 4:19 |- 21. He was not weak in faith; he staggered not at the promise: he was strong in faith; he was fully persuaded. The Lord work such a faith in every one of us. And he counted it to him for righteousness - That is, upon the score of this he was accepted of God, and, by faith he obtained witness that he was righteous, #Heb 11:4|. This is urged in the New Testament to prove, that we are justified by faith without the works of the law, #Rom 4:3|,Gal 3:6, for Abram was so justified, while he was yet uncircumcised. If Abram, that was so rich in good works, was not justified by them, but by his faith, much less can we. This faith, which was imputed to Abram for righteousness, had newly struggled with unbelief, #Ge 15:2|, and coming off, conqueror, it was thus crowned, thus honoured.


Discussion for Genesis 15:6

  • Walter Williams for verse 6
    That with faith we can be found righteous by GOD. Even when we have not lived up to GODS standards and his commandments.Faith comes by spending time with HIM.
  • Simangaliso Ndlovu for verse 6
    Genesis 15 vs 6 Powerful verse, Abraham believed God, he didn 't question or doubt Him, he looked at the stars and believed God 's promise, that his seed would be as many as the stars, and that touched God, 'and he counted it to him for righteousness this is so heart warming. If we had similar faith or even as small as a mustard seed and believed God, He would still be pleased with us like He did to our father of faith Abraham. Am so encouraged by this verse.

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