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Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the
contrary, we establish the law.
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the
ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.
Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon
the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to
Abraham for righteousness.
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the
righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised,
that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they
are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them also.
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 Abraham had while still uncircumcised.
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to
Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the
righteousness of faith.
For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and
the promise made of no effect.
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so
that the promise might be 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, who is the father of us all.
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body,
already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the
deadness of Sarah's womb.
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was
strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which
we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God
What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue
righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the
righteousness of faith.
Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the
works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone.
But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, "Do not say in
your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' " (that is, to bring
Christ down from above)
But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in
your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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