Romans 4:13
Good News Translation
When God promised Abraham and his descendants that the world would belong to him, he did so, not because Abraham obeyed the Law, but because he believed and was accepted as righteous by God.

Contemporary English Version
God promised Abraham and his descendants that he would give them the world. This promise wasn't made because Abraham had obeyed a law, but because his faith in God made him acceptable.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world: but through the justice of faith.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world: but through the justice of faith.

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Genesis 12:3 I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 17:4,5,16 And God said to him: I am, and my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. . . .

Genesis 22:17,18 I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies. . . .

Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth: thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and IN THEE and thy seed, all the tribes of the earth SHALL BE BLESSED.

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not be taken away from Juda, nor a ruler from his thigh, till he come that is to be sent, and he shall be the expectation of nations.

Psalm 2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Psalm 72:11 And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him.

through the.

Galatians 3:16-18,29 To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not: And to his seeds as of many. But as of one: And to thy seed, which is Christ. . . .

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Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith which he had, being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised: that unto them also it may be reputed to justice:

Context
Abraham Receives the Promise
12And he might be the father of circumcision; not to them only that are of the circumcision, but to them also that follow the steps of the faith that is in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. 13For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world: but through the justice of faith. 14For if they who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void: the promise is made of no effect.…
Cross References
Genesis 17:4
And God said to him: I am, and my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

Genesis 22:17
I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

Acts 13:32
And we declare unto you that the promise which was made to our fathers,

Romans 4:12
And he might be the father of circumcision; not to them only that are of the circumcision, but to them also that follow the steps of the faith that is in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham.

Romans 9:8
That is to say, not they that are the children of the flesh are the children of God: but they that are the children of the promise are accounted for the seed.

Galatians 3:16
To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not: And to his seeds as of many. But as of one: And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 3:29
And if you be Christ's, then are you the seed of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.

Hebrews 7:6
But he, whose pedigree is not numbered among them, received tithes of Abraham and blessed him that had the promises.

Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noe, having received an answer concerning those things which as yet were not seen, moved with fear, framed the ark for the saving of his house: by the which he condemned the world and was instituted heir of the justice which is by faith.

Additional Translations
For it was not through the law that Abraham and his descendants were promised that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

For the promise was to Abraham or his descendants that he should be heir of the world, not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

For [it was] not by law that the promise was to Abraham, or to his seed, that he should be heir of [the] world, but by righteousness of faith.

For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed, that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Again, the promise that he should inherit the world did not come to Abraham or his posterity conditioned by Law, but by faith-righteousness.

For the promise to Abraham and to his seed that he should be heir of the world wasn't through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

For not through law is the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, of his being heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith;
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