“Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
4:7 Happy are they whose sins are covered - With the veil of divine mercy. If there be indeed such a thing as happiness on earth, it is the portion of that man whose iniquities are forgiven, and who enjoys the manifestation of that pardon. Well may he endure all the afflictions of life with cheerfulness, and look upon death with comfort. O let us not contend against it, but earnestly pray that this happiness may be ours! #Psalm 32:1|,2.
4:9 This happiness - Mentioned by Abraham and David. On the circumcision - Those that are circumcised only. Faith was imputed to Abraham for righteousness - This is fully consistent with our being justified, that is, pardoned and accepted by God upon our believing, for the sake of what Christ hath done and suffered. For though this, and this alone, be the meritorious cause of our acceptance with God, yet faith may be said to be imputed to us for righteousness, as it is the sole condition of our acceptance. We may observe here, forgiveness, not imputing sin, and imputing righteousness, are all one.
4:10 Not in circumcision - Not after he was circumcised; for he was justified before Ishmael was born, #Gen 15:1 |- 21; but he was not circumcised till Ishmael was thirteen years old, #Gen 17:25|.
Ro 4:8 Blessed [is] the man, etc. This is another form of the thought of Ro 4:7. One whose sins have been forgiven will not find them imputed to him at judgment. We obtain this blessedness by a faith in Christ which leads us to accept the gospel.
Blessed is the man to whome the Lord will not impute sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Blessed is the man to whom, the Lord will not reckon sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Happy is the man against whom no sin is recorded by the Lord.
- Basic English Bible
blessed [the] man to whom [the] Lord shall not at all reckon sin.
- Darby Bible
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
- Webster's Bible
Blessed is the man of whose sin the Lord will not take account."
- Weymouth Bible
Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin."
- World English Bible
Blessid is that man, to whom God arettide not synne.
- Wycliffe Bible
happy the man to whom the Lord may not reckon sin.'
- Youngs Literal Bible