1: What, then, shall we say Abraham our father, to have found, according to flesh? 2: for if Abraham by works was declared righteous, he hath to boast -- but not before god; 3: for what doth the writing say? 'And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;' 4: and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt; 5: and to him who is not working, and is believing upon Him who is declaring righteous the impious, his faith is reckoned -- to righteousness: 6: even as David also doth speak of the happiness of the man to whom God doth reckon righteousness apart from works: 7: 'Happy they whose lawless acts were forgiven, and whose sins were covered; 8: happy the man to whom the Lord may not reckon sin.' 9: [Is] this happiness, then, upon the circumcision, or also upon the uncircumcision -- for we say that the faith was reckoned to Abraham -- to righteousness? 10: how then was it reckoned? he being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision; 11: and a sign he did receive of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith in the uncircumcision, for his being father of all those believing through uncircumcision, for the righteousness also being reckoned to them, 12: and father of circumcision to those not of circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of the faith, that [is] in the uncircumcision of our father Abraham. 13: For not through law [is] the promise to Abraham, or to his seed, of his being heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith; 14: for if they who are of law [are] heirs, the faith hath been made void, and the promise hath been made useless; 15: for the law doth work wrath; for where law is not, neither [is] transgression. 16: Because of this [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace, for the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that which [is] of the law only, but also to that which [is] of the faith of Abraham, 17: who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- 'A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being. 18: Who, against hope in hope did believe, for his becoming father of many nations according to that spoken: 'So shall thy seed be;' 19: and not having been weak in the faith, he did not consider his own body, already become dead, (being about a hundred years old,) and the deadness of Sarah's womb, 20: and at the promise of God did not stagger in unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, having given glory to God, 21: and having been fully persuaded that what He hath promised He is able also to do: 22: wherefore also it was reckoned to him to righteousness. 23: And it was not written on his account alone, that it was reckoned to him, 24: but also on ours, to whom it is about to be reckoned -- to us believing on Him who did raise up Jesus our Lord out of the dead, 25: who was delivered up because of our offences, and was raised up because of our being declared righteous.