1. What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to
the flesh, hath found? 2. For if Abraham were justified by works, he
hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
3. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was
counted unto him for righteousness.
4. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but
5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto
whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7. Saying, Blessed are
they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
9. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon
the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham
10. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in
uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the
righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that
he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not
circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12.