Bible: Romans 4:16-25

4:16 For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, 1  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, 2  who is the father of us all 4:17 (as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations). 3  He is our father 4  in the presence of God whom he believed – the God who 5  makes the dead alive and summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. 6  4:18 Against hope Abraham 7  believed 8  in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations 9  according to the pronouncement, 10 so will your descendants be.” 11  4:19 Without being weak in faith, he considered 12  his own body as dead 13  (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 4:20 He 14  did not waver in unbelief about the promise of God but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. 4:21 He was 15  fully convinced that what God 16  promised he was also able to do. 4:22 So indeed it was credited to Abraham 17  as righteousness.

4:23 But the statement it was credited to him 18  was not written only for Abraham’s 19  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 20  was given over 21  because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of 22  our justification. 23 

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