Romans 4:8

“Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 4:8

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

Bible Commentary for Romans 4:8

Wesley's Notes for Romans 4:8


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 4:8


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.

Discussion for Romans 4:8

  • Gary on Romans 4:8
    While new and some not so new Christians mature, they still struggle with sin, and stumble at times. They WILL be all that God has predestined them to be, and the Lord will chasten them as a loving Father. Their lives are hid in Christ, indeed must be, because if they were NOT "under the blood ", they would not be able to stand before the Lord should God take them at His appointed time Heb.9:27 . David agonized for several months while he battled with his conscience, but he was never lost. He called on the Lord to restore the JOY of God 's salvation in Psalm 5:12, not the salvation itself. His chastening was finally complete when the prophet Nathan confronted him. The penalty for our sin has been paid in full by the work of Christ on the cross. "For if we sin WILFULLY, after that we have received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins " Heb 10:26, KJV . Those that are born and led of the Spirit will NEVER sin willfully again. They are sealed and kept by God, as David was. When this truth is embedded in the heart, we are able to trust God implicitly and know that they are His forever!
  • Greg on Romans 4:8
    Romans4 8 is a clarification of Romans4 7 the word impute in Romans4 8 in this particular verse is considered to be an accounting term the greek word for impute is logizomai which means to take an inventory of What the writer the Apostle is saying is this the blessedness is when you get to heaven your past present future sins God will not impute or to take an inventory of those sins Thats almost to good news to be true but then so is Gods grace his unmerited unearned favor God Bless
  • Kathy on Romans 4:8
    This is a person who is clothed in the righteousness of JESUS CHRIST ,LIVING IN THE SPIRIT SO THAT THEY DON'T fulfill the lust of the flesh.This is a blessed place to be.
  • Kathy on Romans 4:8
    This is a person who is clothed in the righteousness of JESUS CHRIST ,LIVING IN THE SPIRIT SO THAT THEY DON'T fulfill the lust of the flesh.This is a blessed place to be.


 

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