Genesis 15:6
New International Version
Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

New Living Translation
And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith.

English Standard Version
And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

Berean Study Bible
Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

King James Bible
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

New King James Version
And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
Then he believed in the LORD; and He credited it to him as righteousness.

NASB 1995
Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

NASB 1977
Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

Amplified Bible
Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the LORD; and He counted (credited) it to him as righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man).

Christian Standard Bible
Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness.

American Standard Version
And he believed in Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abram believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Contemporary English Version
Abram believed the LORD, so the LORD was pleased with him and accepted him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.

English Revised Version
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Good News Translation
Abram put his trust in the LORD, and because of this the LORD was pleased with him and accepted him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD regarded that faith to be his approval of Abram.

International Standard Version
Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness.

Literal Standard Version
And he has believed in YHWH, and He reckons it to him—righteousness.

NET Bible
Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD considered his response of faith as proof of genuine loyalty.

New Heart English Bible
And he believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

World English Bible
He believed in Yahweh; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath believed in Jehovah, and He reckoneth it to him -- righteousness.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
God's Covenant with Abram
5And the LORD took him outside and said, “Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able.” Then He told him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness. 7The LORD also told him, “I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.”…

Cross References
Romans 4:3
For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

Romans 4:9
Is this blessing only on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness.

Romans 4:20
Yet he did not waver through disbelief in the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,

Romans 4:22
This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."

Galatians 3:6
So also, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

James 2:23
And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called a friend of God.

Nehemiah 9:8
You found his heart faithful before You, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites and Hittites, of the Amorites and Perizzites, of the Jebusites and Girgashites--to give it to his descendants. You have kept Your promise, because You are righteous.

Psalm 106:31
It was credited to him as righteousness for endless generations to come.


Treasury of Scripture

And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

he believed.

Romans 4:3-6,9,20-25
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness…

Galatians 3:6-14
Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness…

Hebrews 11:8
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

he counted.

Psalm 106:31
And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.

Romans 4:11,22
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: …

2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.









(6) He believed in the Lord (in Jehovah) . . . --We have here the germ of the doctrine of free justification. Abram was both a holy man and one who proved his faith by his works; but nevertheless the inspired narrator inserts this reflection, not after the history of the offering of Isaac, but in the account of this vision, where all that Abram did was to believe, and for that belief's sake was accounted righteous before God. For the definite conclusions deduced from this verse by St. Paul see Romans 4. The quotation there is from the LXX., and gives the general sense, but the correct rendering of the Hebrew is that given in our version.

Verse 6. - And he believed in the Lord. The hiphil of the verb aman, to prop or stay, signifies to build upon, hence to rest one's faith upon; and this describes exactly the mental act of the patriarch, who reposed his confidence in the Divine character, and based his hope of a future seed on the Divine word. And he counted it to him. Ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ (LXX.), which is followed by nearly all the ancient versions, and by Paul in Romans 4:3; but the suffix ך (a feminine for a neuter, as in Job 5:9; Psalm 12:4; Psalm 27:4; vide Glass, ' Phil,' lib. 3. cp. 1:19), clearly indicates the object of the action expressed by the verb הָשַׁב, to think, to meditate, and then to impute (λογίζομαι), followed by לְ of pers. and acc. of the thing (cf. 2 Samuel 19:20; Psalm 32:2). The thing in this case was his faith in the Divine promise. For righteousness. צְדְקְהְ - εἰς δίκαιοσύνην (LXX.); neither for merit and justice (Rabbi Solomon, Jarchi, Ealiseh), nor as a proof of his probity (Gesenius, Rosenmüller); but unto and with a view to justification (Romans 4:3), so that God treated him as a righteous person (A Lapide), not, however, in the sense that he was now "correspondent to the will of God both in character and conduct" (Keil), but in the sense that he was now before God accepted and forgiven' (Luther, Calvin, Murphy, Candlish), which "passive righteousness, however, ultimately wrought in him an "active righteousness of complete conformity to the Divine will" ('Speaker's Commentary').

CHAPTER 15:7-21

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Lexicon
Abram believed
וְהֶאֱמִ֖ן (wə·he·’ĕ·min)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

the LORD,
בַּֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and it was credited
וַיַּחְשְׁבֶ֥הָ (way·yaḥ·šə·ḇe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

to him
לּ֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

as righteousness.
צְדָקָֽה׃ (ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively


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