Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

International Standard Version

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the Law, but through the righteousness produced by faith.

A Conservative Version

For the promise to Abraham or to his seed, for him to be heir of the world, was not through law, but through a righteousness of faith.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through [observing the requirements of] the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

An Understandable Version

For it was not through [obedience to] law [See 3:31] that the promise to Abraham or his descendants of inheriting [the best of] the world [was made], but through their being considered righteous because of faith [in God].

Anderson New Testament

For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, nor to his posterity, through law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Bible in Basic English

For God's word, that the earth would be his heritage, was given to Abraham, not through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Common New Testament

The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that he would be heir of the world, was not through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Besides, the promise that he should possess the world, was not made to Abraham, or to his posterity in consideration of the law, but with regard to the righteousness by faith.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

For the promise made to Abraham and his descendants that the world should belong to him did not come to him or his descendants through the Law, but through the uprightness that resulted from his faith.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

For not by the law, the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, for him to be heir of the world, but by the justice of faith.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

The promise made to Abraham and his offspring that he should inherit the world, did not reach him through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Montgomery New Testament

For the promise that he should be heir of the world did not come to Abraham or to his posterity through law, but through faith-righteousness.

NET Bible

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not fulfilled through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

For the promise to Abraham and his posterity that he should inherit the world was not through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not through means of law, doth the promise belong unto Abraham or unto his seed, - that he should be heir of thee world; but, through a righteousness by faith.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

For the promise that he should inherit the world did not come to Abraham or his descendants through Law, but through the righteousness due to faith.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

For the promise made to Abraham and his descendants, that he should own the world, was not conditioned on the law, but on the right standing he had with God through faith.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

the promise
ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

that he

Usage: 0

should be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

the heir
κληρονόμος 
Kleronomos 
Usage: 12

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

was not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

to Abraham
G11
Ἀβραάμ 
Abraam 
Usage: 54

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

to
σπέρμα 
Sperma 
Usage: 37

his

Usage: 0

σπέρμα 
Sperma 
Usage: 37

διά 
Dia 
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527
Usage: 527

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

References

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Context Readings

The Promise To Abraham Secured Through Faith

12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his descendants, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if they who are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:


Cross References

Galatians 3:29

And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's descendants, and heirs according to the promise.

Genesis 17:4-6

As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

Genesis 12:3

And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 17:16

And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall come from her.

Genesis 22:17-18

That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies;

Genesis 28:14

And your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Psalm 2:8

Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

Psalm 72:11

Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Romans 9:8

That is, They who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the descendants.

Galatians 3:16-18

Now to Abraham and his descendant were the promises made. He says not, And to descendants, as of many; but as of one, And to your descendant, who is Christ.

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