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