Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

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

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, 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 [that is, acquitted from the guilt of his sins] by works [those things he did that were good], he has something to boast about, 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.

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.

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;

Interlinear

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

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

G11
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 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
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

Fausets

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Images Romans 4:2

Prayers for Romans 4:2

Questions on Romans 4:2

Context Readings

Abraham's Faith Counted As Righteousness

1 How then can we assert, "that Abraham our father obtained this from circumcision?" 2 for if Abraham was justified by works, he had matter of pretension, whereas he had no such claim from God. 3 for what saith the scripture? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:31

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31-13

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31-13

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31-24

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 1:31

according as it is written, "he that glorieth, should glory in the Lord."

Romans 3:20-28

for by the observation of the law no one shall be justified in his sight, since it is the law that takes cognizance of sin.

Romans 15:17

I have therefore matter of glorying thro' Jesus Christ, with respect to divine service.

1 Corinthians 1:29

that no man might glory before God;

1 Corinthians 4:7

for who has distinguish'd thee above another? or what have you, that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory as if you had not received it?

1 Corinthians 9:16

for in barely preaching the gospel, I have nothing to glory in: because I am under an obligation to do it; yea, wo is unto me if I preach not the gospel.

2 Corinthians 5:12

and this I say, not to commend myself again unto you, but to give you an occasion of glorying on my account, that you may confront those who make a false show of glorying.

2 Corinthians 11:12

but this I do, and shall do, to make them drop their hire, who are so bent upon hire: and then indeed they will be as they pretend to be, like me.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I must be compell'd to glory, I will glory on the account of my sufferings.

2 Corinthians 12:1-9

Have not I reason to glory? for now I shall mention my visions and revelations from the Lord.

Galatians 3:22

but the scripture has declar'd all guilty of sin, that the blessing promised on condition of faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 6:13-14

for even they who are circumcised, do not themselves observe the law in other respects; but they dedesire to have you circumcised, that they may have matter of glorying upon that account.

Ephesians 2:9

it is the gift of God) but not by works, so that no man can boast:

Philippians 3:9

and be his true disciple, not professing that justification, which is derived from the law, but that which is from the gospel,

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