Romans 4:6

“Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen as Dauid also describeth the blessednesse of the man, vnto whom God imputeth righteousnesse without works:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As David says that there is a blessing on the man to whose account God puts righteousness without works, saying,
- Basic English Bible

Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without works:
- Darby Bible

Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
- Webster's Bible

In this way David also tells of the blessedness of the man to whose credit God places righteousness, apart from his actions.
- Weymouth Bible

Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,
- World English Bible

As Dauid seith the blessidnesse of a man, whom God acceptith, he yyueth to hym riytwisnesse with outen werkis of the lawe,
- Wycliffe Bible

even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:6

4:6 So David also - David is fitly introduced after Abraham, because be also received and delivered down the promise. Affirmeth - A man is justified by faith alone, and not by works. Without works - That is, without regard to any former good works supposed to have been done by him.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:6

Ro 4:6 Even as David also. Paul has shown that Abraham's justification which is not due to our own righteousness, but to God's mercy. Such names as that of Abraham, the father of their race, and David, the great king, would be authoritative with the Jews.

Discussion for Romans 4

  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    Rom 4:25 is the real end of discussions;there is no sin and attendant condemnation against anyone that is in Jesus Christ by faith and work that mirrors Him (in you) to your world. His intercession with the Father alleviates our shortfalls everyday. There is nothing new the Lord God will do for anyone again that has not been settled in Jesus Christ. This fact is sacrosanct, clear and unambiguous.
  • 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 .............

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