New Living Translation
But how did this happen? Was he counted as righteous only after he was circumcised, or was it before he was circumcised? Clearly, God accepted Abraham before he was circumcised!
King James Bible
How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Darby Bible Translation
How then has it been reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
World English Bible
How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Young's Literal Translation
how then was it reckoned? he being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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Now, is this blessing only for the Jews, or is it also for uncircumcised Gentiles? Well, we have been saying that Abraham was counted as righteous by God because of his faith.
Circumcision was a sign that Abraham already had faith and that God had already accepted him and declared him to be righteous--even before he was circumcised. So Abraham is the spiritual father of those who have faith but have not been circumcised. They are counted as righteous because of their faith.
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