Romans 4:1

“What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What shall we say then, that Abraham our father, as perteining to the flesh, hath found?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, hath found according to the flesh?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What, then, may we say that Abraham, our father after the flesh, has got?
- Basic English Bible

What shall we say then that Abraham our father according to flesh has found?
- Darby Bible

What shall we then say that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
- Webster's Bible

What then shall we say that Abraham, our earthly forefather, has gained?
- Weymouth Bible

What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
- World English Bible

What thanne schulen we seie, that Abraham oure fadir aftir the flesch foond?
- Wycliffe Bible

What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:1


4:1 That our father Abraham hath found - Acceptance with God. According to the flesh - That is, by works.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:1


Ro 4:1 Abraham Justified While Still a Gentile SUMMARY OF ROMANS 4: Abraham Not Justified by Works, but by Faith. His Faith Reckoned for Righteousness. David Describes the Same Blessedness. This Blessedness of Forgiveness for Gentiles As Well As Jews. Abraham Counted Righteous Before He Was Circumcised. The Promise of a Redeemer and of a Land Made to Abraham Before. He Was Circumcised. The Greatness of Abraham's Faith. To All, Whether Jew or Gentile, Righteousness Will Be Imputed,. Who Have Abraham's Faith. What shall we then say? Paul, having show that faith is the essential principle of justification, now inquires concerning Abraham's faith and justification. Abraham, our father. "Our forefather according to the flesh", in the Revised Version. The ancestor of the Jewish race. Hath found. The thought is, Hath he found justification by works, or by faith?

Discussion for Romans 4

  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT---JOHN 15:3 NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU---JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY UNTO YOU THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED
  • A disciple
    "Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." The Lord has told us we will be rewarded according to our works as showing what kind we are by them. But the redemption of our souls can only be by the blood of Jesus, and our salvation by faith and His grace.
  • Eric S
    Jesus simply states to the Pharisees that they are of their father the devil, who was the first murderer in that he caused Cain to slay Abel in the Garden of Eden. Jesus even states later that Abraham loved to see his day, then they said how could Abraham have seen you when you are only thirty years old, and Yeshua said "before Abraham was, I am". Then, the Pharisees picked up stones to stone him
  • Edna
    WE ALL STAND GUILTY BEFORE GOD. SO GOD GAVE ABRAHAM A PROMISE GGEN 12 3 AND THRU WITCH WOULD RECEIVE A WAY OF SALVATION. THE PROMISE CAME BEFORE THE LAW IT POINTS TO CHRIST WHICH REFERS TO THE PROMISE. NOT LIKE BULLS AND GOATS THAT COVER SIN BUT THRU CHRIST JESUS BLOOD WHAT TOOK SINS AWAY
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The importance of faith for justification is underlined in this chapter. Abraham's faith is counted for righteousness. We should seek the cleansing of our sins from the precious Blood of Christ and have undying faith in God to be "counted for righteousness" We should also note that what God has promised in our lives, he is able also to perform.
  • Ray321
    Romans 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Abraham and David sins were forgiven and covered back in the old testament, but our sins are all washed away , that's how God sees us. God sees us Holy, even though we are not outwardly. 2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed.

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