Romans 4:2
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English Standard Version
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

King James Bible
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

American Standard Version
For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.

English Revised Version
For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.

Weymouth New Testament
For if he was held to be righteous on the ground of his actions, he has something to boast of; but not in the presence of God.

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Vincent's Word Studies

For

Supply, Abraham found nothing according to the flesh; for, if he did, he has something to boast of.

By works (ἐξ ἔργων)

Lit., out of works. In speaking of the relation of works to justification, Paul never uses διά by or through, but ἐκ out of; works being regarded by the Jew as the meritorious source of salvation.

Romans 4:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Abraham. See on

Romans 3:20-28 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin...

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

he hath.

Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith.

Romans 15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

Ezekiel 8:9 And he said to me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid on me; yes, woe is to me, if I preach not the gospel!

2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf...

2 Corinthians 11:12,30 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory...

2 Corinthians 12:1-9 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord...

Galatians 6:13,14 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh...

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

but.

Genesis 12:12,13,18,20 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me...

Genesis 20:9-13 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? and what have I offended you...

Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said to all the people, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelled on the other side of the flood in old time...

1 Corinthians 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory...

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Cross References
Romans 3:27
Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.

1 Corinthians 1:31
so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

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