Romans 4 ©
Abraham himself was justified by faith: which was imputed to him for righteousness before circumcision, that he might be the common father of believers, whether circumcised or not. The promise was not given him through the law, else had it been void from the very nature of the law; but being of faith by grace is sure to all the destined seed, and not to those of the law only. The acceptableness of Abraham's faith; which stands recorded not for his sake only, but for the sake of all who shall profess a like faith in God through Christ.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
And he received mthe sign of circumcision, na seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be othe father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; pthat righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
vTherefore it is of faith, that it might be wby grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; xwho is the father of us all,
(As it is written, yI have made thee a father of many nations,) 1before him whom he believed, even God, who zquickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
iWho was delivered for our offences, and jwas raised again for our kjustification.