Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 in) God, and it was credited to his account as righteousness (right living and right standing with God).

An Understandable Version

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For what does the scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto 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;'

Verse Picture

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 was justified by actions, he would have had something to boast about though not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 4 Now to someone who works, wages are not considered a gift but an obligation.


Cross References

Genesis 15:6

Abram believed the LORD, and it was credited to him as righteousness.

Romans 4:9

Now does this blessedness come to the circumcised alone, or also to the uncircumcised? For we say, "Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness."

James 2:23

And so the Scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." And so he was called God's friend.

Romans 4:5

However, to someone who does not work, but simply believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Psalm 106:31

And it was credited to him as a righteous act, from generation to generation to eternity.

Isaiah 8:20

for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them.

Mark 12:10

Haven't you ever read this Scripture: "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Romans 4:11

Afterward he received the mark of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. Therefore, he is the ancestor of all who believe while uncircumcised, in order that righteousness may be credited to them.

Romans 4:22-25

This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness."

Romans 9:17

For the Scripture says about Pharaoh, "I have raised you up for this very purpose, to demonstrate my power through you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Romans 10:11

The Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will never be ashamed."

Romans 11:2

God has not rejected his people whom he chose long ago. Do you not know what the Scripture says in the story about Elijah, when he pleads with God against Israel?

Galatians 3:6-8

In the same way, Abraham "believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

James 4:5

Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?

2 Peter 1:20-21

First of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,

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