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Chapter 4

 

4:1 Therefore (oun), what (ti) shall we state (eroumen) of Abraham (Abraam), the (ton) forefather (propatora) of us (hēmōn), to have found (heurēkenai) down according to (kata) flesh (sarka)?

 

4:2 Because (gar) if (ei) Abraham (Abraam) was made righteous (edikaiōthē) out (ex) of works (ergōn), he has (echei) [a] boast (kauchēma);

 

BUT (alla), absolutely not (ou) toward (pros) God (theon)!

 

4:3 Because (gar) what (ti) <does> the (hē) writing (graphē) say (legei), but (de), ‘Abraham (Abraam) believed (episteusen) the (tō) God (theō), and (kai) it was counted3049 (elogisthē) to him (autō) into (eis) righteousness (dikaiosunēn)!’

 

(For God counting, measuring, and calculating, see Gen. 15:6; Lev. 7:18)

 

4:4 But (de) to the one (tō) causing himself to work (ergazomenō), the (ho) wage (misthos) is absolutely not counted3049 (ou logizetai) down on account (kata) of [a] thing of grace (charin), BUT (alla), [it, AE] [is, RE] [counted, RE] down on account (kata) of [a] debt (opheilēma)!

 

4:5 But (de) to the one (tō) not (mē) causing himself to work (ergazomenō) but (de) believing (pisteuonti) upon (epi) the one (ton) making righteous (dikaiounta) the one (ton) impious (asebē), the (hē) belief (pistis) of him (autou) is counted3049 (logizetai) into (eis) righteousness (dikaiosunēn).

 

4:6 So be it down (kathaper) David (Dauid) also (kai).

 

He says (legei), of the (ton) happiness (makarismon) of the (tou) mortal (anthropōu) to whom (hō) the (ho) God (theos) counted3049 (logizetai) righteousness (dikaiosunēn) apart from (chōris) works (ergōn),

 

4:7 “[You, AE] [are] happy ones (makarioi) of whom (hōn) are let go (aphethēsan) the (hai) lawless things (anomiai), and (kai) of whom (hōn) the (hai) sins (hamartiai) were covered over (epekaluphthēsan).

 

4:8 Happy (makrios) [is] [a] male (anēr) of whom (hou) [the] Lord (kurios) may no, absolutely not have caused himself to count3049 (ou  mē logisētai) sin (hamartian)!”

 

(See Psalm 32:1-2)

 

4:9 Therefore (oun), the (ho) happiness (makarismos), this one (houtos), [is] [it, AE] upon (epi) the (tēn) circumcision (peritomēn), or (ē) upon (epi) the one (tēn) of [a] prepuce (akrobustian) also (kai), because (gar) we say (legomen) the (hē) belief (pistis) was counted3049 (elogisthē) to the (tō) Abraham (abraam) into (eis) righteousness (dikaiosunēn)?

 

4:10 Therefore (oun), how (pōs) was [righteousness, v9, RE] counted3049 (elogisthē), [Abraham, v9, RE] being (onti) in (en) circumcision (peritomē), or (ē) in (en) [a] prepuce (akrobustia)?  

 

Absolutely not (ouk) in (en) circumcision (peritomē), BUT (all’), in (en) [a] prepuce (akrobustia)!

 

4:11 And (kai) he received (elaben) [a] sign (sēmeion) of circumcision (peritomēs), [a] seal (sphragida) of the (tēs) righteousness (dikaiosunēs) of the (tēs) belief (pisteōs), of the one (tēs) in (en) the (tē) prepuce (akrobustia);

 

into (eis) the (to) [belief, RE] for him (auton) to be (einai) [a] father (patera) of all (pantōn) of the ones (tōn) believing (pisteuontōn), through (di’) [a] prepuce (akrobustias);

 

into (eis) the (to) [belief, RE] for the (tēn) righteousness (dikaiosunēn) to be counted3049 (logisthēnai) to them (autois) also (kai);

 

4:12 and (kai) [to be] [a] father (patera) of circumcision (peritomēs) to the ones (tois) absolutely not (ouk) out (ek) of circumcision (peritomēs) only (monon), BUT (all), to the ones (tois) in (en) [a] prepuce (akrobustia) also (kai);

 

[to the ones, RE] walking in line (stoichousin) to the (tois) footsteps (ichnesin) of the (tēs) belief (pisteōs) of the (tou) father (patros) of us (hēmōn), Abraham (Abraam)!

 

4:13 Because (gar) absolutely not (ou) through (dia) law (nomou) [was] the (hē) promise (epangelia) to the (tō) Abraham (Abraam) or (ē) to the (tō) seed (spermati) of him (autou), [that, AE] he (auton) was to be (einai) the (to) heir (klēronomon) of [the] cosmos (kosmou)!

 

BUT (alla), [the promise, RE] [was] through (dia) righteousness (dikaiosunēs) of belief (pisteōs)!

 

4:14 Because (gar) if (ei) the ones (hoi) out (ek) of law (nomou) [were to be] heirs (klēronomoi), the (hē) belief (pistis) has been made empty (kekenōtai), and (kai) the (hē) promise (epangelia) has been idled down2673 (katērgētai),

 

4:15 because (gar) the (ho) law (nomos) causes itself to work down (katergazetai) anger (orgēn).  

 

But (de) where (hou) there is (estin) absolutely not (ouk) [a] law (nomos), but absolutely neither (oude) [is there, RE] [a] side-stepping (parabasis) [of the] [law, RE]!

 

4:16 Through (dia) this (touta), [the promise, v14, RE] [is] out (ek) of belief (pisteōs);

 

in order that (hina) down according to (kata) grace (charin) the (tēn) promise (epangelian) [was] to be (einai) [an] established one (bebaian) to all (panti) the (tō) seed (spermati) into (eis) the (to) [belief, RE];

 

absolutely not (ou) to the (tō) [seed, RE] out (ek) of the (tou) law (nomou) only (monon), BUT (alla), to the (tō) [seed, RE] also (kai) out (ek) of belief (pisteōs) of Abraham (Abraam), who (hos) is (estin) father (patēr) of all (pantōn) of us (hēmōn) [into the belief, RE]!

 

4:17 Down according to as (kathōs) it has been written (gegraptai), that (hoti), “I have placed (tetheika) you (se) [to be] [a] father (patera) of many (pollōn) ethnic groups (ethnōn), down opposite in front2713 (katenanti) of God (theou) of whom (hou) he believed (episteusen);

 

(See Gen. 17:5)

 

of the one (tou) making alive (zōopoiountos) the (tous) dead ones (nekrous), and (kai) calling aloud (kalountos) the things (ta) not (mē) being (onta) as (hōs) being (onta);

 

4:18 who (hos) alongside (par’) hope (elpida), over (ep’) hope (elpida), believed (episteusen) into (eis) the (to) [promise, v16, RE] for him (auton) to cause himself to become (genesthai) [a] father (patera) of many (pollōn) ethnic groups (ethnōn), down according to (kata) the (to) [promise, v16, RE] having been stated (eirēmenon):

 

“Thusly (houtōs) the (to) seed (sperma) of you (sou) shall cause itself to be (estai).”

 

(See Gen. 15:5)

 

4:19 And (kai) the (tē) belief (pistei) [of him, AE] not having been disabled (mē asthenēsas), he entirely perceived (katenoēsen) the (to) body (sōma) of himself (heautou) already (ēdē) having been necrotized (nenekrōmenon), (he beginning to be one subordinate (huparchōn) of some (pou) one hundred years (hekatontaetēs)), and (kai) the (tēn) necrosis (nekrōsin) of the (tēs) matrix (mētras) of Sarah (Sarras).

 

4:20 But (de) into (eis) the (tēn) promise (epaggelian) of the (tou) God (theou) he was absolutely not caused to thoroughly judge (ou diekrithē) to the (tē) unbelief (apistia)!

 

BUT (all), the (tē) belief (pistei) [of him, AE] was inherently empowered (enedunamōthē), he having given (dous) glory (doxan) to the (tō) God (theō),

 

4:21 and (kai) [the promise, v20, RE] having been fulfilled (plērophorētheis);

 

because (hoti) what (ho) [the God, v20, RE] has promised (epēggeltai) he is (estin) inherently powered (dunatos) to do (poiēsai) also (kai)!

 

4:22 And (kai) through which (dio) [belief, v20, RE] righteousness (dikaiosunēn) was counted3049 (elogisthē) into (eis) him (autō).

 

(See Gen. 12-25)

 

4:23 But (de) it was absolutely not written in (ouk egraphē) through (di’) [the sake, AE] of him (auton) only (monon), that (hoti) [righteousness, v22, RE] was counted3049 (elogisthē) to him (autō),

 

4:24 BUT (alla), through (di’) [the sake, AE] of us (hēmas) also (kai), to whom (hois) [righteousness, v22, RE] is about (mellei) to be counted3049 (logizesthai);

 

to the ones (tois) believing (pisteuousin) upon (epi) the one (ton) having aroused (egeiranta) Jesus (Iēsoun), the (ton) lord (kurion) of us (hēmōn), out (ek) of dead ones (nekrōn);

 

4:25 who (hos) was passed aside (paredothē) through (dia) [the sake, AE] of the (ta) side-falls3900 (paraptōmata) of us (hēmōn), and (kai) [who, RE] was aroused (ēgerthē) through (dia) [the sake, AE] of the (tēn) pronouncement of righteousness (dikaiōsin) of us (hēmōn)!