Parallel Verses

Amplified

But to one who, not working [by the Law], trusts (believes fully) in Him Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (the standing acceptable to God).

New American Standard Bible

But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

King James Version

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Holman Bible

But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who declares the ungodly to be righteous, his faith is credited for righteousness.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

But to the man not being employed, but who believes in him who makes the impious man righteous, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.

American Standard Version

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

but to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Bible in Basic English

But to him who without working has faith in him who gives righteousness to the evil-doer, his faith is put to his account as righteousness.

Common New Testament

And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

whereas he that trusts in God to be made righteous, tho' he has not done such actions, shall find his faith accounted as righteousness.

Darby Translation

but to him who does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness.

Godbey New Testament

but to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.

Goodspeed New Testament

but a man who has no work to offer, but has faith in him who can make the ungodly upright, has his faith credited to him as uprightness.

John Wesley New Testament

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is imputed to him for righteousness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But to him that does not work, but believes in him that justifies the ungodly, the faith is counted as righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

And to him not working, and believing upon him justifying the impious, his faith is reckoned for justice.

King James 2000

But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But to the one who does not work, but who believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited for righteousness,

Modern King James verseion

But to him not working, but believing on Him justifying the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, is his faith counted for righteousness.

Moffatt New Testament

but a man who instead of 'working' believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, has his faith counted as righteousness.

Montgomery New Testament

but a man who does not "work," but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, has his faith imputed to him for righteousness.

NET Bible

But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.

New Heart English Bible

But to him who does not work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Noyes New Testament

but to him who without performing works hath faith in him who accepteth as righteous one that hath been ungodly, his faith is accounted as righteousness;

Sawyer New Testament

But to one that works not, but believes on him that justifies the wicked, his faith is [accounted] for righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

Whereas, unto him that worketh not but believeth on him that declareth righteous the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But to him who doth not work, but believeth in him who justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned in account for righteousness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

While, as for the man who does not rely upon his obedience, but has faith in him who can pronounce the godless righteous, his faith is regarded by God as righteousness.

Webster

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Weymouth New Testament

whereas in the case of a man who pleads no actions of his own, but simply believes in Him who declares the ungodly free from guilt, his faith is placed to his credit as righteousness.

Williams New Testament

but the man who does no work, but simply puts his faith in Him who brings the ungodly into right standing with Himself, has his faith credited to him as right standing.

World English Bible

But to him who doesn't work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.

Worrell New Testament

but to him that works not, but believes on Him Who justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.

Worsley New Testament

but to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him who justifieth the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.

Youngs Literal Translation

and to him who is not working, and is believing upon Him who is declaring righteous the impious, his faith is reckoned -- to righteousness:

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

the ungodly
ἀσεβής 
Asebes 
Usage: 9

his

Usage: 0

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

is counted
λογίζομαι 
Logizomai 
Usage: 40

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

4 Now to a laborer, his wages are not counted as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation (something owed to him). 5 But to one who, not working [by the Law], trusts (believes fully) in Him Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (the standing acceptable to God). 6 Thus David congratulates the man and pronounces a blessing on him to whom God credits righteousness apart from the works he does:


Cross References

Romans 3:22

Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction,

Habakkuk 2:4

Look at the proud; his soul is not straight or right within him, but the [rigidly] just and the [uncompromisingly] righteous man shall live by his faith and in his faithfulness.

Zechariah 3:3-4

Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and was standing before the Angel [of the Lord].

John 5:24

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.

John 6:29

Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].

Acts 13:38-39

So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;

Romans 1:17-18

For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.

Romans 3:26-30

It was to demonstrate and prove at the present time ( in the now season) that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has [true] faith in Jesus.

Romans 4:3

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).

Romans 4:24-2

But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

Romans 5:6-8

While we were yet in weakness [powerless to help ourselves], at the fitting time Christ died for (in behalf of) the ungodly.

Romans 8:30-34

And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].

Romans 10:3

For being ignorant of the righteousness that God ascribes [which makes one acceptable to Him in word, thought, and deed] and seeking to establish a righteousness (a means of salvation) of their own, they did not obey or submit themselves to God's righteousness.

Romans 10:9-10

Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

Galatians 2:16-17

Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law, but [only] through faith and [absolute] reliance on and adherence to and trust in Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). [Therefore] even we [ourselves] have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law [for we cannot be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses], because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified (declared righteous and put in right standing with God).

Galatians 3:8-14

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with Himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the Gospel [foretelling the glad tidings of a Savior long beforehand] to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations [of the earth] be blessed.

Philippians 3:9

And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.

1 Timothy 1:13-15

Though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and was shamefully and outrageously and aggressively insulting [to Him], nevertheless, I obtained mercy because I had acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

Titus 3:3-7

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

Joshua 24:2

Joshua said to all the people, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt in olden times beyond the Euphrates River, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, and they served other gods.

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