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

  • Alex
    Not only was abraham the father of the circumcision but also of the uncircumcision in that he was a Heathen justified by faith, Thus the gentiles come under the new covenant by faith, The scripture forseeing that God wd justify the Heathen by FAITH Preached the gospel unto Abraham SAYING IN THEE SHALL ALL NATIONS BE BLESSED,Isaiah i have given thee as a covenant to the ppl and a light to gentiles.
  • 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.

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