Romans 4
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1What then shall we say [that] Abraham, our forefather, has discovered? 1Τί οὖν ἐροῦμεν εὑρηκέναι Ἀβραὰμ τὸν προπάτορα ἡμῶν κατὰ σάρκα
2If Abraham was indeed justified by works, he had something to boast about, but not before God. 2εἰ γὰρ Ἀβραὰμ ἐξ ἔργων ἐδικαιώθη ἔχει καύχημα ἀλλ’ οὐ πρὸς Θεόν
3For what {does} the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 3τί γὰρ γραφὴ λέγει Ἐπίστευσεν δὲ Ἀβραὰμ τῷ Θεῷ καὶ ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην
4Now the wages of [the] worker are not credited as a gift, but as an obligation. 4Τῷ δὲ ἐργαζομένῳ μισθὸς οὐ λογίζεται κατὰ χάριν ἀλλὰ κατὰ ὀφείλημα
5However, to the [one who] does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. 5τῷ δὲ μὴ ἐργαζομένῳ πιστεύοντι δὲ ἐπὶ τὸν δικαιοῦντα τὸν ἀσεβῆ λογίζεται πίστις αὐτοῦ εἰς δικαιοσύνην
6And David speaks likewise of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 6καθάπερ καὶ Δαυὶδ λέγει τὸν μακαρισμὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου Θεὸς λογίζεται δικαιοσύνην χωρὶς ἔργων
7“Blessed [are they] whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 7Μακάριοι ὧν ἀφέθησαν αἱ ἀνομίαι καὶ ὧν ἐπεκαλύφθησαν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι
8Blessed [is] [the] man [whose] sin [the] Lord will never count against him.” 8μακάριος ἀνὴρ οὗ οὐ μὴ λογίσηται Κύριος ἁμαρτίαν
9[Is] this blessing [only] on the circumcised, or also on the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited as righteousness. 9 μακαρισμὸς οὖν οὗτος ἐπὶ τὴν περιτομὴν καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν ἀκροβυστίαν λέγομεν γάρ Ἐλογίσθη τῷ Ἀβραὰμ πίστις εἰς δικαιοσύνην
10In what context was it credited? [Was it after] his circumcision, or [before]? [It was] not [after], but [before]. 10πῶς οὖν ἐλογίσθη ἐν περιτομῇ ὄντι ἐν ἀκροβυστίᾳ οὐκ ἐν περιτομῇ ἀλλ’ ἐν ἀκροβυστίᾳ
11And he received [the] sign of circumcision [as] a seal of the righteousness that [he had] by faith [while] [he was still] uncircumcised. So then, he is [the] father of all who believe [but] are not circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 11Καὶ σημεῖον ἔλαβεν περιτομῆς σφραγῖδα τῆς δικαιοσύνης τῆς πίστεως τῆς ἐν τῇ ἀκροβυστίᾳ εἰς τὸ εἶναι αὐτὸν πατέρα πάντων τῶν πιστευόντων δι’ ἀκροβυστίας εἰς τὸ λογισθῆναι [καὶ] αὐτοῖς τὴν δικαιοσύνην
12And [he is also the] father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised, but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith [that] our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. 12καὶ πατέρα περιτομῆς τοῖς οὐκ ἐκ περιτομῆς μόνον ἀλλὰ καὶ τοῖς στοιχοῦσιν τοῖς ἴχνεσιν τῆς ἐν ἀκροβυστίᾳ πίστεως τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀβραάμ
13For 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. 13Οὐ γὰρ διὰ νόμου ἐπαγγελία τῷ Ἀβραὰμ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ τὸ κληρονόμον αὐτὸν εἶναι κόσμου ἀλλὰ διὰ δικαιοσύνης πίστεως
14For if those [who live by] [the] Law [are] heirs, faith is useless and the promise is worthless, 14εἰ γὰρ οἱ ἐκ νόμου κληρονόμοι κεκένωται πίστις καὶ κατήργηται ἐπαγγελία
15because the Law brings wrath. And where there is no law, [there is] no transgression. 15 γὰρ νόμος ὀργὴν κατεργάζεται οὗ δὲ οὐκ ἔστιν νόμος οὐδὲ παράβασις
16Therefore, [the promise comes] by faith, so that [it] may rest on grace [and] may be guaranteed to all [Abraham’s] offspring— not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of [the] faith of Abraham. [He] is [the] father of us all. 16Διὰ τοῦτο ἐκ πίστεως ἵνα κατὰ χάριν εἰς τὸ εἶναι βεβαίαν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν παντὶ τῷ σπέρματι οὐ τῷ ἐκ τοῦ νόμου μόνον ἀλλὰ καὶ τῷ ἐκ πίστεως Ἀβραάμ ὅς ἐστιν πατὴρ πάντων ἡμῶν
17As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” [He is our father] in the presence of God, in whom he believed, the [God who] gives life to the dead and calls [into] being what {does} not yet exist. 17καθὼς γέγραπται ὅτι Πατέρα πολλῶν ἐθνῶν τέθεικά σε κατέναντι οὗ ἐπίστευσεν Θεοῦ τοῦ ζωοποιοῦντος τοὺς νεκροὺς καὶ καλοῦντος τὰ μὴ ὄντα ὡς ὄντα
18Against all hope, [Abraham] in hope believed and so became [the] father of many nations, just as he had been told, “So {shall} your offspring be.” 18ὃς παρ’ ἐλπίδα ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι ἐπίστευσεν εἰς τὸ γενέσθαι αὐτὸν πατέρα πολλῶν ἐθνῶν κατὰ τὸ εἰρημένον Οὕτως ἔσται τὸ σπέρμα σου
19Without weakening in [his] faith, he acknowledged the decrepitness of his body (since he was about a hundred years old) and the lifelessness of Sarah’s womb. 19καὶ μὴ ἀσθενήσας τῇ πίστει κατενόησεν τὸ ἑαυτοῦ σῶμα [ἤδη] νενεκρωμένον ἑκατονταετής που ὑπάρχων καὶ τὴν νέκρωσιν τῆς μήτρας Σάρρας
20Yet he did not waver through disbelief in the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith [and] gave glory to God, 20εἰς δὲ τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ Θεοῦ οὐ διεκρίθη τῇ ἀπιστίᾳ ἀλλὰ ἐνεδυναμώθη τῇ πίστει δοὺς δόξαν τῷ Θεῷ
21being fully persuaded that [God] was able to do what He had promised. 21καὶ πληροφορηθεὶς ὅτι ἐπήγγελται δυνατός ἐστιν καὶ ποιῆσαι
22That is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 22διὸ καὶ Ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ εἰς δικαιοσύνην
23Now [the words] “it was credited to him” were written not only for [Abraham], 23Οὐκ ἐγράφη δὲ δι’ αὐτὸν μόνον ὅτι Ἐλογίσθη αὐτῷ
24but also for us, to whom [righteousness] will be credited— for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from [the] dead. 24ἀλλὰ καὶ δι’ ἡμᾶς οἷς μέλλει λογίζεσθαι τοῖς πιστεύουσιν ἐπὶ τὸν ἐγείραντα Ἰησοῦν τὸν Κύριον ἡμῶν ἐκ νεκρῶν
25[He] was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification. 25ὃς παρεδόθη διὰ τὰ παραπτώματα ἡμῶν καὶ ἠγέρθη διὰ τὴν δικαίωσιν ἡμῶν
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