Parallel Verses

Amplified

No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,

New American Standard Bible

yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,

King James Version

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Holman Bible

He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,

International Standard Version

nor did he doubt God's promise out of a lack of faith. Instead, his faith became stronger and he gave glory to God,

A Conservative Version

And he did not waver in unbelief at the promise of God, but became strong in faith, giving glory to God,

American Standard Version

yet, looking unto the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God,

An Understandable Version

Yet he looked for the promise of God [to be fulfilled] and did not waver, doubting [that it would happen], but his faith strengthened him. He honored God

Anderson New Testament

and he doubted not, through unbelief, with respect to the promise of God, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God,

Bible in Basic English

Still, he did not give up faith in the undertaking of God, but was made strong by faith, giving glory to God,

Common New Testament

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,

Daniel Mace New Testament

he was not incredulously diffident of the divine promise; but was strong in faith, and did honour to God,

Darby Translation

and hesitated not at the promise of God through unbelief; but found strength in faith, giving glory to God;

Godbey New Testament

but he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was filled up with dynamite through faith, having given glory to God;

Goodspeed New Testament

He did not incredulously question God's promise, but his faith gave him power and he praised God

John Wesley New Testament

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

he doubted not the promise of God, with unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

Julia Smith Translation

And for the promise of God he was not separated by unbelief; but was strengthened in faith, having given glory to God;

King James 2000

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he did not waver in unbelief at the promise of God, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God

Modern King James verseion

He did not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief: But was made strong in the faith, and gave honour to God,

Moffatt New Testament

no unbelief made him waver about God's promise; his faith won strength as he gave glory to God

Montgomery New Testament

Nor did he with regard to the promise of God waver in unbelief, but he waxed strong in faith, while he gave God glory,

NET Bible

He did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.

New Heart English Bible

Yet, looking to the promise of God, he did not waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,

Noyes New Testament

nor did he waver in respect to the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Sawyer New Testament

and he did not doubt the promise of God by unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God,

The Emphasized Bible

In respect, however, of the promise of God, he was not led to hesitate by unbelief, but received power by his faith, giving glory unto God,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for he disputed not against the promise of God with unbelief; but was mighty in faith, giving glory to God;

Twentieth Century New Testament

He was not led by want of faith to doubt God's promise.

Webster

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Weymouth New Testament

Nor did he in unbelief stagger at God's promise, but became mighty in faith, giving glory to God,

Williams New Testament

and yet he never staggered in doubt at the promise of God but grew powerful in faith, because he gave the glory to God

World English Bible

Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn't waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,

Worrell New Testament

but, in view of the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but was made strong in faith, giving glory to God,

Worsley New Testament

He hesitated not at the promise of God through unbelief: but was strong in faith, giving glory to God,

Youngs Literal Translation

and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, having given glory to God,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

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

at
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the promise
ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἀπιστία 
Apistia 
Usage: 11

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

ἐνδυναμόω 
Endunamoo 
Usage: 8

in faith
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

δόξα 
Doxa 
Usage: 141

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 4:20

Devotionals containing Romans 4:20

References

Hastings

Images Romans 4:20

Prayers for Romans 4:20

Context Readings

The Promise To Abraham Secured Through Faith

19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah's [deadened] womb. 20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, 21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.


Cross References

Numbers 11:13-23

Where should I get meat to give to all these people? For they weep before me and say, Give us meat, that we may eat.

2 Corinthians 12:10

So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [ in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

2 Kings 7:2

Then the captain on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, If the Lord should make windows in heaven, could this thing be? But Elisha said, You shall see it with your own eyes, but you shall not eat of it.

2 Kings 7:19

The captain had told the man of God, If the Lord should make windows in heaven, could such a thing be? And he said, You shall see it with your own eyes, but you shall not eat of it.

2 Chronicles 20:15-20

He said, Hearken, all Judah, you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Isaiah 7:9

And the head (the capital) of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son [Pekah]. If you will not believe and trust and rely [on God and on the words of God's prophet instead of Assyria], surely you will not be established nor will you remain.

Isaiah 35:4

Say to those who are of a fearful and hasty heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you.

Jeremiah 32:16-27

Now when I had delivered the purchase deed to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord, saying:

Daniel 10:19

And he said, O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you! Be strong, yes, be strong. And when he had spoken to me, I was strengthened and said, Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.

Daniel 11:32

And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].

Haggai 2:4

Yet now be strong, alert, and courageous, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; be strong, alert, and courageous, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, alert, and courageous, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work! For I am with you, says the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah 8:9

Thus says the Lord of hosts: Let your hands be strong and hardened, you who in these days hear these words from the mouths of the prophets who on the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid foretold that the temple should be rebuilt.

Zechariah 8:13

And as you have been a curse and a byword among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong and hardened.

Matthew 9:8

When the crowds saw it, they were struck with fear and awe; and they recognized God and praised and thanked Him, Who had given such power and authority to men.

Luke 1:18

And Zachariah said to the angel, By what shall I know and be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.

Luke 1:45

And blessed (happy, to be envied) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Be alert and on your guard; stand firm in your faith ( your conviction respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, keeping the trust and holy fervor born of faith and a part of it). Act like men and be courageous; grow in strength!

Ephesians 6:10

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

2 Timothy 2:1

So you, my son, be strong (strengthened inwardly) in the grace (spiritual blessing) that is [to be found only] in Christ Jesus.

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