Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 righteous the ungodly, 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.

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).

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.

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Romans 4:5

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Questions on Romans 4:5

Context Readings

Abraham's Faith Counted As Righteousness

4 Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but of debt: 5 but to him who does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness. 6 Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without works:


Cross References

Romans 3:22

righteousness of God by faith of Jesus Christ towards all,and upon all those who believe: for there is no difference;

Habakkuk 2:4

Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright within him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Zechariah 3:3-4

And Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the Angel.

John 5:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you, that he that hears my word, and believes him that has sent me, has life eternal, and does not come into judgment, but is passed out of death into life.

John 6:29

Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he has sent.

Acts 13:38-39

Be it known unto you, therefore, brethren, that through this man remission of sins is preached to you,

Romans 1:17-18

for righteousness of God is revealed therein, on the principle of faith, to faith: according as it is written, But the just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:26-30

for the shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of the faith of Jesus.

Romans 4:3

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

Romans 4:24-2

but on ours also, to whom, believing on him who has raised from among the dead Jesus our Lord,

Romans 5:6-8

for we being still without strength, in the due time Christ has died for the ungodly.

Romans 8:30-34

But whom he has predestinated, these also he has called; and whom he has called, these also he has justified; but whom he has justified, these also he has glorified.

Romans 10:3

For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Romans 10:9-10

that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from among the dead, thou shalt be saved.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,

Galatians 2:16-17

but knowing that a man is not justified on the principle of works of law nor but by the faith of Jesus Christ, we also have believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified on the principle of the faith of Christ; and not of works of law; because on the principle of works of law no flesh shall be justified.

Galatians 3:8-14

and the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations on the principle of faith, announced beforehand the glad tidings to Abraham: In thee all the nations shall be blessed.

Philippians 3:9

and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith,

1 Timothy 1:13-15

who before was a blasphemer and persecutor, and an insolent overbearing man: but mercy was shewn me because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.

Titus 3:3-7

For we were once ourselves also without intelligence, disobedient, wandering in error, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

Joshua 24:2

And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: Your fathers dwelt of old on the other side of the river, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods.

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