So indeed it was credited to Abraham
For we consider that a person
For I consider myself not at all inferior to those “super-apostles.”
now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving
Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation.
blessed is the one
But the statement it was credited to him
Just as Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,
Therefore if the uncircumcised man obeys
For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited
So even David himself speaks regarding the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
How then was it credited to him? Was he circumcised at the time, or not? No, he was not circumcised but uncircumcised!
So you too consider yourselves
For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared
As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
Not that we are adequate
Brothers and sisters,
At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it.