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Romans 4:1-25

Abraham Justified by Faith

1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? 2If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”4:3 Gen. 15:6; also in verse 22

4Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. 6David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

7“Blessed are those

whose transgressions are forgiven,

whose sins are covered.

8Blessed is the one

whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”4:8 Psalm 32:1,2

9Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. 10Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! 11And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 12And he is then also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

13It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, 15because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

16Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”4:17 Gen. 17:5 He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.

18Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”4:18 Gen. 15:5 19Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 23The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Aroma 4:1-25

Iburahĩmu gũtuuo Mũthingu nĩ ũndũ wa Gwĩtĩkia

14:1 Luk 3:8; Arom 8:31Iburahĩmu, o ũcio ithe witũ ũhoro-inĩ wa gũciarwo na mwĩrĩ-rĩ, aamenyire atĩa ũhoro ũcio? 24:2 1Akor 1:31Angĩkorwo, ti-itherũ, Iburahĩmu aatuirwo mũthingu na ũndũ wa ciĩko iria ekaga-rĩ, nĩarĩ na ũndũ wa kwĩrahĩra, no ti mbere ya Ngai. 34:3 Kĩam 15:6; Agal 3:6; Jak 2:23Nĩgũkorwo Maandĩko marĩa matheru moigĩte atĩa? “Iburahĩmu nĩetĩkirie Ngai, naguo ũndũ ũcio ũgĩtũma atuuo mũthingu.”

44:4 Arom 11:6Atĩrĩrĩ, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mũndũ aruta wĩra-rĩ, mũcaara wake ũrĩa aheagwo ndũkoragwo ũrĩ ta kĩheo, no nĩ ta thiirĩ ararĩhwo. 54:5 Arom 4:3No rĩrĩ, mũndũ ũrĩa ũtehokaga maũndũ marĩa ekaga, tiga o gwĩtĩkia Ngai ũrĩa ũtuaga andũ arĩa aaganu athingu-rĩ, wĩtĩkio wa mũndũ ũcio nĩguo atuagĩrwo taarĩ ũthingu. 6Ũguo noguo Daudi oigaga rĩrĩa aaragia ũhoro wa kĩrathimo kĩa mũndũ ũrĩa Ngai atuĩte mũthingu hatarĩ ũhoro wa ciĩko, akoiga atĩrĩ:

7“Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ arĩa

marekeirwo mahĩtia mao,

namo mehia mao makahumbĩrwo.

84:8 Thab 32:1-2Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ mũndũ ũrĩa

Mwathani atatuaga mwĩhia.”

94:9 Arom 3:30Hihi kĩrathimo gĩkĩ no kĩa andũ arĩa maruaga oiki, kana nĩ kĩa o na arĩa mataruaga? Nĩtũkoretwo tũkiuga atĩ wĩtĩkio wa Iburahĩmu nĩguo watũmire atuuo mũthingu. 10No aatuirwo mũthingu arĩ na ũhoro ũrĩkũ? Hihi nĩ thuutha wa kũrua, kana nĩ mbere ĩyo? Ti thuutha wa kũrua, no nĩ mbere ĩyo, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ataaruĩte! 114:11 Kĩam 17:10, 11Nake agĩcooka akĩamũkĩra rũũri rwa kũrua, rũrĩ mũhũri wa ũthingu ũrĩa aarĩ naguo nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia o na hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ataarĩ mũruu. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩtuĩka ithe wa arĩa othe metĩkagia o na matarĩ aruu, nĩgeetha o nao matuuagwo athingu. 12Na ningĩ nowe ithe wa andũ arĩa maruaga, arĩa matarĩ atĩ no kũrua maruĩte, no nĩmathiiaga na mũthiĩre wa wĩtĩkio ũrĩa ithe witũ Iburahĩmu aarĩ naguo mbere ya kũrua.

134:13 Kĩam 17:4-6; Agal 3:16Iburahĩmu ndeerĩirwo kĩĩranĩro atĩ nĩagatuĩka mũgai wa thĩ hamwe na njiaro ciake nĩ ũndũ wa gwathĩkĩra watho, no nĩ ũndũ wa ũthingu ũrĩa uumanaga na wĩtĩkio. 144:14 Agal 3:18Nĩgũkorwo kũngĩtuĩka atĩ arĩa matũũragio nĩ watho nĩ agai-rĩ, wĩtĩkio ndũkĩrĩ kĩene, nakĩo kĩĩranĩro nĩ gĩa tũhũ, 154:15 Agal 3:10; Arom 3:20tondũ watho ũrehaga mangʼũrĩ. Naho harĩa hatarĩ watho hatirĩ ũhoro wa kwagarara watho.

164:16 Luk 3:8; Arom 3:24; Agal 3:16Tondũ wa ũguo-rĩ, kĩĩranĩro kiumanaga na wĩtĩkio, nĩgeetha wonekage na ũndũ wa wega wa Ngai, na ũtuĩke wa kũheo kũna njiaro ciothe cia Iburahĩmu, na to arĩa maaheirwo ũhoro wa watho oiki, no nĩ kũrĩ arĩa othe metĩkĩtie ta ũrĩa Iburahĩmu eetĩkĩtie. Nĩgũkorwo Iburahĩmu nĩwe ithe wa arĩa othe metĩkĩtie. 174:17 Kĩam 17:5; 1Akor 1:28Ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ: “Nĩngũtuĩte ithe wa ndũrĩrĩ nyingĩ.” We nĩwe ithe witũ maitho-inĩ ma Ngai, o ũcio Iburahĩmu eetĩkĩtie, o we Ngai ũrĩa ũriũkagia arĩa makuĩte, na waragia ũhoro wa maũndũ marĩa matarĩ ho ta marĩ ho.

184:18 Kĩam 15:5Iburahĩmu nĩagĩire na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro o na harĩa hataarĩ kĩndũ gĩa kwĩrĩgĩrĩra na agĩĩtĩkia, na nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩtuĩka ithe wa ndũrĩrĩ nyingĩ, o ta ũrĩa erĩtwo atĩrĩ, “Ũguo nĩguo rũciaro rwaku rũkaigana.” 194:19 Ahib 11:11, 12; Kĩam 17:17Nake o na akĩmenyaga atĩ mwĩrĩ wake watariĩ ta ũrĩ mũkuũ nĩgũkorwo ũkũrũ wake warĩ ta mĩaka igana rĩmwe, na aamenya atĩ nda ya Sara nĩyathirĩte hinya wa gũciara-rĩ, ndaigana kũnyihanyiihĩrwo nĩ wĩtĩkio. 204:20 1Sam 30:6; Math 9:18Nowe ndaigana kũgĩa na nganja ũhoro-inĩ wa wĩtĩkio ũkoniĩ kĩĩranĩro kĩu kĩa Ngai, no wĩtĩkio wake nĩ hinya wongereirwo, nake akĩgooca Ngai, 214:21 Kĩam 18:14; Math 19:26tondũ nĩetĩkĩtie biũ atĩ Ngai arĩ na hinya wa kũhingia ũrĩa eranĩire. 224:22 Arom 4:3Ũndũ ũcio ũgĩtũma atuuo mũthingu. 23Na rĩrĩ, ciugo icio ciandĩkĩtwo atĩrĩ “Nĩatuirwo mũthingu” itiandĩkirwo nĩ ũndũ wake wiki, 244:24 Arom 15:4; Atũm 2:24no ciandĩkirwo nĩ ũndũ witũ, ithuĩ arĩa Ngai agaatua athingu, o ithuĩ arĩa twĩtĩkĩtie Ngai ũrĩa wariũkirie Jesũ Mwathani witũ kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ. 25We aaneanirwo oragwo nĩ ũndũ wa mehia maitũ, na agĩcooka akĩriũkio nĩgeetha tũtuuo athingu.