You are set forth as righteous by faith
You are set forth as righteous by faith – Romans 4:13-25
13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through (the dividing line) the law, but through (the dividing line) the righteousness of faith.
14 For if they which are of
the law be heirs, faith is made void (has been emptied), and the promise made of none effect (nullified):
15 Because the law worketh wrath (anger together with revenge): for where no law is, there is no (neither) transgression (violation).
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might (may) be sure to all (Jews and Gentiles) the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before (in the sight of) him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth (make alive) the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:
20 He staggered (to have doubt) not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able
also to perform (also).
22 And therefore it was imputed (counted) to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake (on account of him) alone, that it was imputed (counted) to him;
24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed (counted), if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised
again for our justification (justifying – set forth as righteous).