4:15 For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression 1 either. 4:16 For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, 2 with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants – not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, 3 who is the father of us all 4:17 (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”). 4 He is our father 5 in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who 6 makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. 7 4:18 Against hope Abraham 8 believed 9 in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations 10 according to the pronouncement, 11 “so will your descendants be.” 12 4:19 Without being weak in faith, he considered 13 his own body as dead 14 (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 4:20 He 15 did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. 4:21 He was 16 fully convinced that what God 17 promised he was also able to do. 4:22 So indeed it was credited to Abraham 18 as righteousness.
4:23 But the statement it was credited to him 19 was not written only for Abraham’s 20 sake, 4:24 but also for our sake, to whom it will be credited, those who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 4:25 He 21 was given over 22 because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of 23 our justification. 24