Romans 4:3

“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 4:3

For what saith the Scripture? Abraham beleeued God, and it was counted vnto him for righteousnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But what does it say in the holy Writings? And Abraham had faith in God, and it was put to his account as righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
- Darby Bible

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

For what says the Scripture? "And Abraham believed God, and this was placed to his credit as righteousness."
- Weymouth Bible

For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
- World English Bible

For what seith the scripture? Abraham bileued to God, and it was arettid to him to riytwisnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for what doth the writing say? `And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 4:3

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:3


4:3 Abraham believed God - That promise of God concerning the numerousness of his seed, #Gen 15:5|,7; but especially the promise concerning Christ, #Gen 12:3|, through whom all nations should be blessed. And it was imputed to him for righteousness - God accepted him as if he had been altogether righteous. #Gen 15:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:3


Ro 4:3 For what saith the scripture? The passage quoted is found in Ge 15:6, and is quoted three times in the New Testament--here, and in Ga 3:6 and in Jas 2:23. God promised an heir to Abraham, and, although it seemed contrary to nature, he believed the promise. His faith in the promise was counted unto him for righteousness. It was the ground of his acceptance with God. His faith was a trusting faith, which contained in it the element of obedience. No other faith justifies.

Discussion for Romans 4:3

  • Mishael in SHEEP or GOAT on Romans 4:3
    Matthew 22:32-33...7:15; Ezekiel 34:12

    John 10:12, 8

    Luke 15:4-7

    1 Peter 2:5

    People are sheep, or a goat. Jesus is THE SHEPHERD. He will know who is what.

    There also are wolves in sheep's clothing and ravening wolves.

    If the sheep are lost, we need to take them over to 1 John verses 5-10; particularly verse 9. Show them how to get all that mud and stickers out of their wool. Baby Christians need to learn to run to Jesus and pray verse 9. Lay it all out and admit everything. They learn to love clean and Light.

    A new commandment 1 John 2:8-17

    1 John 3:10 in this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness, is NOT of God (a goat); neither he that loveth not his brother.

    Once I got to carry a "lamb" in intercessory prayer, for weeks. Someone desperately wanting to die. As soon as that person turned to God for help, I was released. If Jesus let's you carry a lamb you will never be the same person. Sheep, lamb, goat?
  • Benjamin on Romans 4:3
    who are the witnesses peter referred to in Acts 2:32 - the apostles (including Matthias) or the early church?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Romans 4:3
    The apostles, including Matthias were witnesses.

    From Verse 14 to 47 of Acts Chapter 2, Peter is giving the principles of salvation to the Jews. We know from Verse 14 that Matthias was there. But I believe he is giving his message to the Jews. The original language puts markers in for us so that we know how to break down the message. In Verse 14, it says "Ye men of Judaea." That's a marker. Another marker in Verse 22, "Ye men of Israel." And then Verse 29 says "Men and brethren." So Peter is speaking to Jewish brethren, the ones who were eyewitnesses to Christ's resurrection. Acts 2:36 seems to indicate that he's speaking to the Jews. They were witnesses of Christ's resurrection. We see in Acts 1:11, it says, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
  • Rev.Rick - in Reply on Romans 4:3
    It seems probable that Peter refers here to the whole 120 who were present, and who were ready to attest it in any manner.The matter which was to be proved was that Jesus was seen alive after he had been put to death. The apostles were appointed to bear witness of this. We are told by Paul (1Corinthians 15:6) that he was seen by more than five hundred brethren, that is, Christians, at one time. The 120 assembled on this occasion were doubtless part of the number, and were ready to attest this. This was the proof that Peter alleged; and the strength of this proof was, and should have been, perfectly irresistible.
  • Arnold McCall on Romans 4:3
    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.


 

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