Romans 4:23

“Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was reckoned unto him;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now, it was not because of him only that this was said,
- Basic English Bible

Now it was not written on his account alone that it was reckoned to him,
- Darby Bible

Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
- Webster's Bible

Nor was the fact of its being placed to his credit put on record for his sake only;
- Weymouth Bible

Now it was not written that it was accounted to him for his sake alone,
- World English Bible

And it is not writun oneli for him, that it was arettid to hym to riytwisnesse,
- Wycliffe Bible

And it was not written on his account alone, that it was reckoned to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:23


4:23 On his account only - To do personal honour to him.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:23


Ro 4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone. But in order that we might have an example of God's plan of justification.

Discussion for Romans 4

  • Mack
    Paul asserts that Abraham believed God and it was accounted as Faith. But Abraham was visited by Angels sent by God, clearly supernatural beings. Paul was visited by Jesus himself, supposedly. We are asked to believe based on the account of those who lived thousands of years ago. I will have faith and also carefully abide by the law. Acknowledgement of the law of God is equal to faith.
  • Wayne
    Landon, water baptism does not save anyone. 1 Peter answers your statement. It's an answer of a good conscience toward God.
  • Irene123
    Linda Wms. - You are right on; it can be taken further though - Jas. ch. 2; "But wilt thou know, O man, that faith without works is dead. After faith brings us to Acts 2:38 - Then the GOOD works begin, in our witnessing. Any 'works' before Acts 2:38 are dead because we haven't His spirit of truth in us. It is the spirit that quickens, that 'pricks' the heart of sin. Eph. 2:10; Heb. 10:24; Tit.3:14
  • Linda williams
    Romans was written to show works are dead in the pursuit of rightousness, but it is faith in God that brings us in a right standing with Him by His grace.
  • Irene123
    AMEN, Landon!!! Go get 'em, Christian, and take Acts 2:38 with you .............
  • Bruce
    Landon:To be saved you must be "Called":John6:44, seek mercy:Luke 18:13, You will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire.( You will know!) 2Corinthians 5:17 impossible not to know! Many believe they are saved. Many will say to me in that day, Lord,Lord--- I never knew you:depart from me,ye that work iniquity.Matthew7:22-23( eternity is for--) Revelations 20:15,Matthew7:13 many there be that go-

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