Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Even King David also spoke of the blessing experienced by the person who was considered righteous by God apart from doing good deeds.

New American Standard Bible

just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

King James Version

Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Holman Bible

Likewise, David also speaks of the blessing of the man God credits righteousness to apart from works:

International Standard Version

Likewise, David also speaks of the blessedness of the person whom God regards as righteous apart from actions:

A Conservative Version

Just as David also tells the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness independent of works,

American Standard Version

Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,

Amplified

And in this same way David speaks of the blessing on the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Anderson New Testament

Even as David also speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God counts righteousness without works, saying:

Bible in Basic English

As David says that there is a blessing on the man to whose account God puts righteousness without works, saying,

Common New Testament

So also David describes the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:

Daniel Mace New Testament

even as David also speaks of the happiness of the man whom God accounted righteous independently of his works,

Darby Translation

Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness without works:

Godbey New Testament

Indeed David also speaks of the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,

Goodspeed New Testament

So David himself says of the happiness of those to whom God credits uprightness without any reference to their actions,

John Wesley New Testament

So David also describeth the happiness of the man, to whom God imputeth righteousness without works:

Julia Smith Translation

As also David speaks the happiness of the man, to whom God reckons justice without works,

King James 2000

Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputes righteousness without works,

Lexham Expanded Bible

just as David also speaks about the blessing of the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Modern King James verseion

Even as David also says of the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness without works,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Even as David describeth the blessedfulness of the man, unto whom God ascribeth righteousness without deeds,

Moffatt New Testament

Just as David himself describes the bliss of the man who has righteousness counted to him by God apart from what he does ??7 Blessed are they whose breaches of the Law are forgiven, whose sins are covered!

Montgomery New Testament

Just as David also speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from actions.

NET Bible

So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

New Heart English Bible

Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Noyes New Testament

as David also speaketh of the blessedness of the man whom God accepteth as righteous without works:

Sawyer New Testament

As David describes the blessedness of the man to whom the Lord accounts righteousness without works,

The Emphasized Bible

Just as David also affirmeth the happiness of the man unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

As David also describeth the blessedness of that man, to whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Twentieth Century New Testament

In precisely the same way David speaks of the blessing pronounced upon the man who is regarded by God as righteous apart from actions--

Webster

Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Weymouth New Testament

In this way David also tells of the blessedness of the man to whose credit God places righteousness, apart from his actions.

Williams New Testament

So David, too, describes the happiness of the man to whom God credits right standing with Himself, without the things he does having anything to do with it:

World English Bible

Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

Worrell New Testament

Even as David also speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God reckoneth righteousness, apart from works,

Worsley New Testament

As David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom: God imputeth righteousness without works, saying,

Youngs Literal Translation

even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Even as
καθάπερ 
Kathaper 
as, even as, as well as
Usage: 13

Δαβίδ 
Dabid 
Usage: 46


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

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

μακαρισμός 
Makarismos 
Usage: 3

of the man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

λογίζομαι 
Logizomai 
Usage: 40

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

χωρίς 
Choris 
Usage: 38

Images Romans 4:6

Prayers for Romans 4:6

Context Readings

Abraham's Faith Counted As Righteousness

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. 6 Even King David also spoke of the blessing experienced by the person who was considered righteous by God apart from doing good deeds. 7 He said [Psa. 32:1ff], "Those people whose ungodly deeds are forgiven [by God] and whose sins are covered over, are [truly] blessed.



Cross References

Matthew 5:3-12

"Those persons who feel a deep sense of their personal need are blessed because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Romans 1:17

For the Gospel reveals how a person can be made right with God. It is through faith [in Jesus], from beginning to end, just as it is written [Hab. 2:4], "The righteous person will [obtain] life by [his] faith [in God]."

Romans 3:20-22

This is because no human being can be considered right with God by [obeying] the requirements of a law. [Note: It is difficult to determine the exact sense in which "law" is used in these verses. It may be law generally, or the law of Moses specifically. See Bruce, pages 52-58]. For the knowledge of what sin is comes from the law of Moses.

Romans 3:27

Where then is the [basis for] boasting [i.e., over being right with God]? There is not any. Is it by [obedience to] a law? Is it by doing certain deeds? Not at all, but by a law of faith.

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."

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 4:24

but they were written for our sake also, who will be considered righteous by God for believing in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Romans 5:18-19

So then, just as [God's] judgment came, condemning all people [to physical death] because of one sin [i.e., Adam's]; even so the free gift of being made right with God and [resulting in] life may be received by all people because of one man's [i.e., Christ's] act of righteousness. [Note: This "life" may refer to spiritual life now, or to being made alive in the resurrection, which would reverse the curse of physical death caused by Adam's sin].

1 Corinthians 1:30

But God brought you into [fellowship with] Christ Jesus, who was made to be God's wisdom for us. Through Christ you have received a right relationship with God, [as well as] holiness and redemption [i.e., being bought back from Satan].

2 Corinthians 5:21

God considered Christ to be sinful on our behalf, even though He never sinned, so that we could be considered right with God through Him.

Galatians 3:8-9

And, predicting that God would consider the Gentiles right with Him by [their] faith, the Scriptures previously recorded [this promise of] the Gospel to Abraham by saying [Gen. 12:3], "All nations will receive a blessing through your descendant [i.e., Jesus]."

Galatians 3:14

[This happened] so that the blessing [promised] to Abraham might be received by the Gentiles through [the person and work of] Christ, so that we might receive the promised [gift of the] Holy Spirit through [our] faith [in Jesus].

Galatians 4:15

Now where are those good feelings you had for me? For I can [honestly] testify that [at one time] you would have even gouged out your eyes and given them to me [for sight] if that had been possible.

Ephesians 1:3

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be praised, for He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in [fellowship with] Christ. [Note: The term "heavenly realms" is used somewhat differently throughout this book. Here it refers to Christians as part of the church on earth].

Ephesians 2:8-10

For you have been saved by God's unearned favor, through [your] faith, and that [salvation] was not the result of your own doing; it was the gift from God.

Philippians 3:9

and to be found in [fellowship with] Him, not having a righteousness of my own, acquired by observing the law of Moses, but one acquired through believing in Christ. This righteousness, which comes from God, is based on faith.

2 Timothy 1:9

[It is] God who saved us and called us to live holy lives [or, "to be dedicated people"], not as a result of our [good] deeds, but in harmony with His own purpose and unearned favor. [This was] given to us through [the atoning work of] Christ Jesus, before the beginning of time. [Note: Salvation through Christ was planned before time began. See Titus 1:2; Rom. 16:25; Eph. 1:4].

2 Peter 1:1

[This letter is being written by] Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith just as precious as ours, through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

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