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