11 And (A)he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that (B)he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also, 12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father (C)Abraham had while still uncircumcised.

The Promise Granted Through Faith

13 For the promise that he would be the (D)heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For (E)if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect, 15 because (F)the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be (G)according to grace, (H)so that the promise might be [a]sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, (I)who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, (J)“I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, (K)who gives life to the dead and calls those (L)things which do not exist as though they did;

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 4:16 certain