Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

King James Version

For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

Holman Bible

If Abraham was justified by works, then he has something to brag about-but not before God.

International Standard Version

For if Abraham was justified by actions, he would have had something to boast about though not before God.

A Conservative Version

For if Abraham was made righteous from works, he has a boast, but not before God.

American Standard Version

For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not toward God.

Amplified

For if Abraham was justified ( established as just by acquittal from guilt) by good works [that he did, then] he has grounds for boasting. But not before God!

An Understandable Version

For if Abraham had been made right with God by doing good deeds he would have had something to boast about, but not in God's presence.

Anderson New Testament

For if Abraham was. justified by works, he has cause for boasting, but not before God.

Bible in Basic English

For if Abraham got righteousness by works, he has reason for pride; but not before God.

Common New Testament

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for if Abraham was justified by works, he had matter of pretension, whereas he had no such claim from God.

Darby Translation

For if Abraham has been justified on the principle of works, he has whereof to boast: but not before God;

Godbey New Testament

For if Abraham were justified by works, he has glorification; but not before God.

Goodspeed New Testament

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,

John Wesley New Testament

If Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to glory: but he hath not in the sight of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if Abraham were justified by works, he has reason to glory in himself, but not before God.

Julia Smith Translation

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has boasting; but not toward God.

King James 2000

For if Abraham were justified by works, he has something in which to boast; but not before God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Modern King James verseion

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has a boast; but not before God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If Abraham were justified by deeds, then hath he wherein to rejoice: but not with God.

Moffatt New Testament

This, that if 'Abraham was justified on the score of what he did,' he has something to be proud of. But not to be proud of before God.

Montgomery New Testament

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to be proud of, but not before God.

NET Bible

For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about -- but not before God.

New Heart English Bible

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Noyes New Testament

For if Abraham was accepted as righteous through works, he hath ground of boasting. But he hath no ground of boasting before God.

Sawyer New Testament

For if Abraham was justified by works he has [occasion for] boasting, but not before God.

The Emphasized Bible

For, if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath whereof to boast; - nevertheless, not towards God, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath cause for glorying; though not before God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If he was pronounced righteous as the result of obedience, then he has something to boast of. Yes, but not before God.

Webster

For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.

Weymouth New Testament

For if he was held to be righteous on the ground of his actions, he has something to boast of; but not in the presence of God.

Williams New Testament

For if he was considered in right standing with God on the condition of what he did, he has something to boast of, but not before God.

World English Bible

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.

Worrell New Testament

For, if Abraham was justified by works, he has ground of boasting, but not toward God.

Worsley New Testament

for if Abraham were justified by works, he hath something to boast of; but this he hath not before God:

Youngs Literal Translation

for if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath to boast -- but not before God;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

Ἀβραάμ 
Abraam 
Usage: 54

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

by
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

he hath
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

καύχημα 
Kauchema 
Usage: 11

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

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

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 4:2

References

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Context Readings

Abraham's Faith Counted As Righteousness

1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:31

so that, just as it is written, "LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD."

Genesis 12:12-13

and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.

Genesis 12:18

Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

Genesis 12:20

Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.

Genesis 20:9-13

Then Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? And how have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me things that ought not to be done."

Joshua 24:2

Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the River, namely, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Ezekiel 8:9

And He said to me, "Go in and see the wicked abominations that they are committing here."

Romans 3:20-28

because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.

Romans 15:17

Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

1 Corinthians 1:29

so that no man may boast before God.

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

1 Corinthians 9:16

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:1-9

Boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Galatians 3:22

But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 6:13-14

For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.

Ephesians 2:9

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Philippians 3:9

and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

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