1 Then what do we say about Abraham, the ancestor from whom we are descended physically?
Rom 4:16 Isa 51:2 2Cor 11:22 Acts 13:26 John 8:33 John 8:37-41 John 8:53
2 If Abraham had been justified because of what he had done, then he would have had something to boast about. But not before God:
1Cor 1:31 2Cor 11:30 Phil 3:9 1Cor 1:29 1Cor 4:7 1Cor 9:16 2Cor 5:12
3 does not scripture say: Abraham put his faith in God and this was reckoned to him as uprightness?
Gen 15:6 Jas 2:23 Rom 4:9 Rom 4:5 Gal 3:6-8 Ps 106:31 Rom 4:11
4 Now, when someone works, the wages for this are not considered as a favour but as due;
Rom 11:6 Matt 20:1-16 Rom 9:32 Rom 11:35
5 however, when someone, without working, puts faith in the one who justifies the godless, it is this faith that is reckoned as uprightness.
Titus 3:3-7 Phil 3:9 Rom 3:22 Gal 2:16-17 Gal 3:8-14 Rom 10:9-10 1Cor 6:9-11
6 David, too, says the same: he calls someone blessed if God attributes uprightness to that person, apart from any action undertaken:
1Cor 1:30 2Cor 5:21 2Tim 1:9 Eph 2:8-10 Gal 3:8-9 Gal 3:14 Phil 3:9
7 How blessed are those whose offence is forgiven, whose sin is blotted out.
Ps 32:1-2 Luke 7:47-50 Isa 40:1-2 Ps 130:3-4 Jer 33:8-9 Matt 9:2 Mic 7:18-20
8 How blessed are those to whom the Lord imputes no guilt.
Ps 32:2 1Pet 2:24 1Pet 3:18 2Cor 5:19-20 Isa 53:10-12 Phlm 1:18-19
9 Is this blessing only for the circumcised, or is it said of the uncircumcised as well? Well, we said of Abraham that his faith was reckoned to him as uprightness.
Gal 3:14 Gal 3:26-28 Rom 4:3 Col 3:11 Eph 2:11-13 Eph 3:8 Isa 49:6
10 Now how did this come about? When he was already circumcised, or before he had been circumcised? Not when he had been circumcised, but while he was still uncircumcised;
1Cor 7:18-19 Gal 5:6 Gal 6:15 Gen 15:5-6 Gen 15:16 Gen 16:1-3 Gen 17:1
11 and circumcision was given to him later, as a sign and a guarantee that the faith which he had while still uncircumcised was reckoned to him as uprightness. In this way, Abraham was to be the ancestor of all believers who are uncircumcised, so that they might be reckoned as upright;
Rom 3:22 Luke 19:9 2Cor 1:22 Eph 1:13 Eph 4:30 Exod 12:13 Exod 31:13
12 as well as the ancestor of those of the circumcision who not only have their circumcision but who also follow our ancestor Abraham along the path of faith that he trod before he was circumcised.
1Pet 2:21 2Cor 12:18 Gal 4:22-31 Job 33:11 John 8:39-40 Luke 16:23-31 Matt 3:9
13 For the promise to Abraham and his descendants that he should inherit the world was not through the Law, but through the uprightness of faith.
Gal 3:29 Gen 17:4-6 Gal 3:16-18 Rom 9:8 Gen 12:3 Gen 17:16 Gen 22:17-18
14 For if it is those who live by the Law who will gain the inheritance, faith is worthless and the promise is without force;
Gal 2:21 Gal 3:18-24 Gal 5:4 Heb 7:19 Heb 7:28 Isa 55:11 Jer 19:7
15 for the Law produces nothing but God's retribution, and it is only where there is no Law that it is possible to live without breaking the Law.
Rom 5:13 1Cor 15:56 Gal 3:10 Rom 3:19-20 Rom 7:7-25 1John 3:4 Rom 5:20-21
16 That is why the promise is to faith, so that it comes as a free gift and is secure for all the descendants, not only those who rely on the Law but all those others who rely on the faith of Abraham, the ancestor of us all
Rom 9:8 Gal 3:22 Isa 51:2 Rom 3:24-26 Rom 15:8 2Pet 1:10 Eph 2:5
17 (as scripture says: I have made you the father of many nations). Abraham is our father in the eyes of God, in whom he put his faith, and who brings the dead to life and calls into existence what does not yet exist.
1Cor 1:28 John 5:21 John 6:63 1Pet 2:10 Rom 8:11 Eph 2:1-5 Gen 17:4-5
18 Though there seemed no hope, he hoped and believed that he was to become father of many nations in fulfilment of the promise: Just so will your descendants be.
Rom 5:5 Acts 27:25 Ezek 37:11 Gen 15:5-6 Luke 1:18 Mark 5:35-36 Rom 4:17
19 Even the thought that his body was as good as dead -- he was about a hundred years old -- and that Sarah's womb was dead too did not shake his faith.
Gen 17:17 Heb 11:11-19 Gen 18:11-14 John 20:27-28 Mark 9:23-24 Matt 6:30 Matt 8:26
20 Counting on the promise of God, he did not doubt or disbelieve, but drew strength from faith and gave glory to God,
2Cor 12:10 Zech 8:13 Jer 32:16-27 Num 11:13-23 Dan 10:19 Luke 1:45 2Chr 20:15-20
21 fully convinced that whatever God promised he has the power to perform.
Gen 18:14 2Tim 1:12 Heb 11:19 Luke 1:37 Jer 32:17 Luke 1:45 Ps 115:3
22 This is the faith that was reckoned to him as uprightness.
Rom 4:6 Rom 4:3
23 And the word 'reckoned' in scripture applies not only to him;
1Cor 10:11 1Cor 10:6 2Tim 3:16-17 Rom 15:4 1Cor 9:9-10
24 it is there for our sake too -- our faith, too, will be 'reckoned'
Acts 2:24 1Pet 1:21 Acts 2:39 Acts 13:30 Eph 1:18-20 Heb 13:20-21 John 3:14-16
25 because we believe in him who raised from the dead our Lord Jesus who was handed over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification.
1John 4:9-10 Isa 53:5-6 Eph 5:2 1Cor 15:17 1Pet 3:18 Matt 20:28 1John 2:2