Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For what does the Scripture say? [Gen. 15:6 says], "And Abraham believed God, so God considered him righteous."

New American Standard Bible

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

King James Version

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Holman Bible

For what does the Scripture say?

Abraham believed God,
and it was credited to him for righteousness.

International Standard Version

For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

A Conservative Version

For what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.

American Standard Version

For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.

Amplified

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed in (trusted, relied on) God, and it was credited to his account as righteousness (right living, right standing with God).”

Anderson New Testament

For what says the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Bible in Basic English

But what does it say in the holy Writings? And Abraham had faith in God, and it was put to his account as righteousness.

Common New Testament

For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness."

Daniel Mace New Testament

for what saith the scripture? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."

Darby Translation

for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.

Godbey New Testament

For what does the scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness.

Goodspeed New Testament

for what does the Scripture say? "Abraham had faith in God, and it was credited to him as uprightness."

John Wesley New Testament

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

For what says the writing? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for justice.

King James 2000

For what says the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For what does the scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness."

Modern King James verseion

For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For what saith the scripture? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."

Moffatt New Testament

For what does scripture say? Abraham believed God and this was counted to him as righteousness.

Montgomery New Testament

For what does Scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was set down to his account as righteousness.

NET Bible

For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

New Heart English Bible

For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

Noyes New Testament

For what saith the scripture? "Abraham had faith in God, and it was accounted unto him as righteousness."

Sawyer New Testament

For what says the Scripture? And Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

For what doth the Scripture say? And Abraham believed in God, and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For what doth the scripture say? Abraham truly believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For what are the words of Scripture? 'Abraham had faith in God, and his faith was regarded by God as righteousness.'

Webster

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament

For what says the Scripture? "And Abraham believed God, and this was placed to his credit as righteousness."

Williams New Testament

For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham put his faith in God, and it was credited to him as right standing with God."

World English Bible

For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

Worrell New Testament

For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness."

Worsley New Testament

for what saith the scripture? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."

Youngs Literal Translation

for what doth the writing say? 'And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;'

Interlinear

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

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

the scripture
γραφή 
Graphe 
Usage: 37

G11
Ἀβραάμ 
Abraam 
Usage: 54

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

and

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

λογίζομαι 
Logizomai 
Usage: 40


Usage: 0

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

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Context Readings

Abraham's Faith Counted As Righteousness

2 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. 3 For what does the Scripture say? [Gen. 15:6 says], "And Abraham believed God, so God considered him righteous." 4 Now wages are not considered a gift if the person has to work for them, but [rather] an obligation [of his employer].


Cross References

Romans 4:9

Is this blessing experienced by the circumcised ones [i.e., the Jews only] or by the uncircumcised ones [i.e., the Gentiles] also? We are saying, "Abraham's faith was credited to him for righteousness."

James 2:23

So, the Scripture was fulfilled, which says [Gen. 15:6], "Abraham believed God and [so] God considered him righteous," and he was called God's friend.

Romans 4:5

But to the person who believes in God, who makes ungodly people right with Himself apart from doing good deeds, that person's faith is considered by God [as the basis] for being righteous.

Romans 4:5

But to the person who believes in God, who makes ungodly people right with Himself apart from doing good deeds, that person's faith is considered by God [as the basis] for being righteous.

Romans 4:5

But to the person who believes in God, who makes ungodly people right with Himself apart from doing good deeds, that person's faith is considered by God [as the basis] for being righteous.

Mark 12:10

Have you never read this Scripture [Psa. 118:22-23], 'The building block rejected by the builders is the same [one] that was made the principal stone by which the entire building was aligned.

Romans 4:11

He received the sign of circumcision as a seal [confirming] that he had been [considered] righteous because of the faith he had before being circumcised. Thus, he became the [spiritual] father of all people who believe [in God], even though they have not been circumcised, so that they could be considered righteous [by their faith].

Romans 4:22-25

So therefore, God considered him righteous [i.e., because of such faith].

Romans 9:17

For the Scripture said to Pharaoh [Ex. 9:16], "I raised you up [to be a ruler] for the very purpose of demonstrating my power in your life and that my name might be made known throughout the entire world."

Romans 10:11

For the Scripture says [Isa. 28:16], "Whoever believes in Him [i.e., Christ] will not be put to shame." [i.e., he will never have unforgiven sin brought up against him]

Romans 11:2

God did not reject His people whom He knew previously. Or, do you not know what the Scriptures say in the passage where Elijah pleads with God against Israel?

Galatians 3:6-8

[An example of this is] Abraham, who believed God's [promise] and [because of such faith] he was considered right with God.

James 4:5

Or, do you think that the Scripture says [this] for nothing? [Note: No specific passage is here cited, but the idea occurs in several Old Testament passages]. "The Holy Spirit, whom God has made to live in us, longs jealously [for us to be faithful to God]."

2 Peter 1:20-21

Above all, [you should realize] that no prophecy of Scripture originates from a person's own initiative [Note: This passage is discussing the source of Scripture, not the understanding of it].

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