Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

as the Scripture says, "I have made you the father of many nations." The promise is guaranteed in the very sight of God in whom he had faith, who can bring the dead to life and call into being what does not exist.

New American Standard Bible

(as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

King James Version

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Holman Bible

in God’s sight. As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. He believed in God, who gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist.

International Standard Version

As it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations." Abraham acted in faith when he stood in the presence of God, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence things that don't yet exist.

A Conservative Version

(as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations), before him whom he believed, of God who makes the dead alive, and who calls things not existing, as existing.

American Standard Version

(as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.

Amplified

(as it is written [in Scripture], “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the sight of Him in whom he believed, that is, God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

An Understandable Version

just as it is written [Gen. 17:5], "I [i.e., God] have made you [i.e., Abraham] forefather of many nations." He received this promise in the presence of God, in whom he believed, and who gives life [back] to dead people and who refers to things [promised] as though they were [already] fulfilled.

Anderson New Testament

(as it is written: I have made you a father of many nations,) in the sight of him in whom he believed, even God, who makes the dead alive, and calls those things which are not, as though they were.

Bible in Basic English

(As it is said in the holy Writings, I have made you a father of a number of nations) before him in whom he had faith, that is, God, who gives life to the dead, and to whom the things which are not are as if they were.

Common New Testament

(as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations") in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls things that do not exist as though they did.

Daniel Mace New Testament

" I have made thee a father of many nations," then existing in the sight of God, whom he believed, who gives life to the dead, and calls forth things that are not, as if they were:

Darby Translation

(according as it is written, I have made thee father of many nations,) before the God whom he believed, who quickens the dead, and calls the things which be not as being;

Godbey New Testament

as it has been written, That I have constituted thee the father of many nations, before God whom he believed, who quickens the dead, and calls things which are not as really existing:

John Wesley New Testament

I have made thee a father of many nations) before God in whom he believed, as quickning the dead, and calling the things that are not, as though they were:

Julia Smith Translation

(As it has been written, That have set thee father of many nations,) over against him who believed God, making alive the dead, and calling things not being as being.

King James 2000

(As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which are not as though they were.

Lexham Expanded Bible

(just as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations") before God, in whom he believed, the one who makes the dead alive and who calls the things that are not as [though] they are,

Modern King James verseion

(as it has been written, "I have made you a father of many nations") --before God, whom he believed, who makes the dead live, and calls the things which do not exist as though they do exist.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As it is written, "I have made thee a father to many nations," even before God whom thou hast believed, which quickeneth the dead and called those things which be not, as though they were.

Moffatt New Testament

(as it is written, I have made you a father of many nations). Such a faith implies the presence of the God in whom he believed, a God who makes the dead live and calls into being what does not exist.

Montgomery New Testament

as it is written, I have made you a father of many nations.

NET Bible

(as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"). He is our father in the presence of God whom he believed -- the God who makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do.

New Heart English Bible

As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were.

Noyes New Testament

(as it is written, "I have made thee a father of many nations") in the sight of that God whom he believed, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.

Sawyer New Testament

as it is written, I have made you a father of many nations before God in whom he believed, who makes the dead alive and calls things which do not exist as existing.??18 who against hope believed in hope that he should become a father of many nations according to the saying shall your posterity be.

The Emphasized Bible

Even as it is written - Father of many nations, have I appointed thee: before him whom he believed - God, who causeth the dead to live, and calleth the things that are not as things that are: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

(as it is written "that I have constituted thee father of many nations,") before God, in whom he trusted, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth things that are not as if existing.

Twentieth Century New Testament

As Scripture says-'I have made thee the Father of many nations.') And this they do in the sight of that God in whom Abraham had faith, and who gives life to the dead, and speaks of what does not yet exist as if it did.

Webster

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who reviveth the dead, and calleth those things which are not, as though they were.

Weymouth New Testament

so that the promise should be made sure to all Abraham's true descendants; not merely to those who are righteous through the Law, but to those who are righteous through a faith like that of Abraham. Thus in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and makes reference to things that do not exist, as though they did, Abraham is the forefather of all of us. As it is written, "I have appointed you to be the forefather of many nations."

Williams New Testament

as the Scripture says, "I have made you the father of many nations." That is, the promise is in force in the sight of God in whom he put his faith, the God who can bring the dead to life and can call to Himself the things that do not exist as though they did.

World English Bible

As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations." This is in the presence of him whom he believed: God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were.

Worrell New Testament

(as it has been written, "A father of many nations have I made you"), before God Whom he believed, Who maketh alive the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were;

Worsley New Testament

(as it is written, "I have made thee a father of many nations,") in the sight of Him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not as if they were:

Youngs Literal Translation

who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- 'A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

it is written
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

a father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

of many
πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

κατέναντι 
Katenanti 
Usage: 3

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ζωοποιέω 
Zoopoieo 
Usage: 9

the dead
νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 4:17

Devotionals containing Romans 4:17

Images Romans 4:17

Context Readings

The Promise To Abraham Secured Through Faith

16 That is why it all turns upon faith; it is to make it a matter of God's favor, so that the promise may hold good for all Abraham's descendants, not only those who are adherents of the Law, but also those who share the faith of Abraham. For he is the father of all of us; 17 as the Scripture says, "I have made you the father of many nations." The promise is guaranteed in the very sight of God in whom he had faith, who can bring the dead to life and call into being what does not exist. 18 Abraham, hoping against hope, had faith, and so became the father of many nations, in fulfilment of the Scripture, "So countless shall your descendants be."


Cross References

John 5:21

For just as the Father awakens the dead and makes them come to life, the Son makes anyone whom he chooses come to life.

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28-5

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28-34

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

1 Corinthians 1:28

and it was what the world calls low and insignificant and unreal that God chose to nullify its realities,

Matthew 3:9

Do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather,' for I tell you God can produce descendants for Abraham right out of these stones!

John 5:25

I tell you, the time is coming??t is here already!??hen those who are dead will listen to the voice of the Son of God, and those who listen to it will live.

John 6:63

The Spirit is what gives life; flesh is of no use at all. The things that I have said to you are spirit and they are life.

Acts 15:18

who has been making this known from of old.'

Romans 3:29

Does God belong to the Jews alone? Does he not belong to the heathen too? Of course he belongs to the heathen too;

Romans 4:2

For if he was made upright by what he did, it is something to be proud of. But not to be proud of before God,

Romans 8:11

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead has taken possession of you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give your mortal bodies life through his Spirit that has taken possession of you.

Romans 8:29-30

For those whom he had marked out from the first he predestined to be made like his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers;

Romans 9:26

And in the very place where they were told, 'You are no people of mine,' They shall be called sons of the living God."

1 Corinthians 15:45

This is also what the Scripture says: "The first man Adam became a living creature." The last Adam has become a life-giving Spirit.

Ephesians 2:1-5

You also were dead because of the offenses and sins

1 Timothy 6:13

Before God who maintains all life, and before Christ Jesus who in testifying before Pontius Pilate made his great profession, I charge you

Hebrews 11:7

Faith led Noah, when he was warned by God of things no one then saw, in obedience to the warning to build an ark in which to save his family, and by such faith he condemned the world, and came to possess that uprightness which faith produces.

Hebrews 11:12

And so from one man, for any prospect of descendants as good as dead, there sprang a people in number like the stars in the heavens or the countless sands on the seashore.

1 Peter 2:10

you who were once "no people" but are now "God's people"; once "unpitied" but now "pitied indeed."

2 Peter 3:8

But do not overlook this one fact, dear friends, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like one day.

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