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Genesis 15:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Genesis 15:6 New International Version (NIV)

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

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Genesis 15:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord; and He counted (credited) it to him [a]as righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man).

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 15:6 This was crucial to God’s plan of salvation, as can be seen in Rom 4. There was simply no way that anyone except Christ could ever be sufficiently righteous to meet God’s standards and avoid condemnation. Having faith in God and placing one’s trust in Him was not in itself something that could be a substitute for perfect righteousness, but God graciously determined to accept faith as an equivalent for that righteousness nonetheless. So in a sense, Abraham—and all believers since him, who are his spiritual descendants—received righteousness on credit, and the bill for that righteousness was paid by the death of Christ on the cross.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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