Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

Amplified

But to the one who does not work [that is, the one who does not try to earn his salvation by doing good], but believes and completely trusts in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (right standing with 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.

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.

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:

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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Devotionals about Romans 4:5

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Questions on Romans 4:5

Context Readings

Abraham's Faith Counted As Righteousness

4 And to him working, the reward is not reckoned according to favor, but according to debt. 5 And to him not working, and believing upon him justifying the impious, his faith is reckoned for justice. 6 As also David speaks the happiness of the man, to whom God reckons justice without works,


Cross References

Romans 3:22

And the justice of God by faith of Jesus Christ to all and upon all believing: for there is no distinction:

Habakkuk 2:4

Behold, his soul being inflated in him, was not straight: and the just one shall live by his faithfulness.

Zechariah 3:3-4

And Joshua was clothed in filthy garments, and he stood before the messenger.

John 5:24

Truly, truly, I say to you, That he hearing my word, and believing him having sent me, has eternal life, and comes not into judgment; but has passed from death to life.

John 6:29

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

Acts 13:38-39

Be it known therefore to you, men, brethren, that for him remission of sins is announced to you.

Romans 1:17-18

For the justice of God in it is revealed from faith to faith: as has been written, And the just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:26-30

For the manifestation of his justice now in time: for him to be just, and justifying him of the faith of Jesus.

Romans 4:3

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

Romans 4:24-2

But also for us, to whom it is about to be reckoned, to them believing upon him having raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

Romans 5:6-8

For yet Christ, we being weak, Recording to the time died for the impious.

Romans 8:30-34

And whom he before determined, these he also called: and whom he called, these he also justified: and whom he justified, these he also glorified.

Romans 10:3

For not knowing the justice of God, and seeking to establish their own justice, they have not been subjected to the justice of God.

Romans 10:9-10

For if thou confess in thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God Be ye not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

Galatians 2:16-17

Knowing that a man is not justified from the works of the law, but through faith of Jesus Christ, and we believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified from the faith of Christ, and not from the works of the law: therefore from the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 3:8-14

And the writing, foreseeing that of faith God justifies the nations, announced beforehand the good news to Abraham, That in thee shall all nations be praised.

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him, not having my justice, that of the law, but that by faith of Christ, the justice from God by faith:

1 Timothy 1:13-15

Being before slandering, expelling, and an abuser: but I was commiserated, because I did, not knowing, in unbelief.

Titus 3:3-7

For once we also were unwise disobedient, deceived, being slaves to eager desires and various pleasures, living in vexation and envy, hated, and hating one another.

Joshua 24:2

And Joshua will say to all the people, So said Jehovah the God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt beyond the river from everlasting time, Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor and they will serve other gods.

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