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Romans 4:12-16

4:12 And he is also the father of the circumcised, 1  who are not only circumcised, but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham possessed when he was still uncircumcised. 2 

4:13 For the promise 3  to Abraham or to his descendants that he would inherit the world was not fulfilled through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 4:14 For if they become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified. 4  4:15 For the law brings wrath, because where there is no law there is no transgression 5  either. 4:16 For this reason it is by faith so that it may be by grace, 6  with the result that the promise may be certain to all the descendants – not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who have the faith of Abraham, 7  who is the father of us all

1 tn Grk “the father of circumcision.”

2 tn Grk “the ‘in-uncircumcision faith’ of our father Abraham.”

3 sn Although a singular noun, the promise is collective and does not refer only to Gen 12:7, but as D. Moo (Romans 1-8 [WEC], 279) points out, refers to multiple aspects of the promise to Abraham: multiplied descendants (Gen 12:2), possession of the land (Gen 13:15-17), and his becoming the vehicle of blessing to all people (Gen 12:13).

4 tn Grk “rendered inoperative.”

5 tn Or “violation.”

6 tn Grk “that it might be according to grace.”

7 tn Grk “those who are of the faith of Abraham.”

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