And he believed
A primitive root; properly to build up
; to foster
as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render
or faithful, to trust
or believe, to be permanent
or quiet; morally to be true
or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H0541
) to go to the right hand
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 2675
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
and he counted
A primitive root; properly to plait
or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave
or (generally) to fabricate
; figuratively to plot
or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
it to him for righteousness.
(abstractly), subjectively (rectitude
), objectively (justice
), morally (virtue
) or figuratively (prosperity
And he believed in the Lord That is, believed the truth of that promise which God had now made him, resting upon the power, and faithfulness of him that made it: see how the apostle magnifies this faith of Abram, and makes it a standing example, Romans 4:19-21. He was not weak in faith; he staggered not at the promise: he was strong in faith; he was fully persuaded. The Lord work such a faith in every one of us. And he counted it to him for righteousness That is, upon the score of this he was accepted of God, and, by faith he obtained witness that he was righteous, Hebrews 11:4. This is urged in the New Testament to prove, that we are justified by faith without the works of the law, Romans 4:3; Galatians 3:6, for Abram was so justified, while he was yet uncircumcised. If Abram, that was so rich in good works, was not justified by them, but by his faith, much less can we. This faith, which was imputed to Abram for righteousness, had newly struggled with unbelief, Genesis 15:2, and coming off, conqueror, it was thus crowned, thus honoured.
- he believed:
Romans 4:3-6 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. ... Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Romans 4:9 [Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only], or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
Romans 4:20-25 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; ... Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Galatians 3:6-14 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. ... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
- he counted:
Psalms 106:31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which [he had yet] being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Romans 4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
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User-Posted Comments on Genesis 15:6
re gen 15:6, it's explained in gal 3: 6, 8, 14. the scripture forsees the justification of the heathen by FAITH; that the gentiles might rcv the promise of the spirit thru FAITH. vs 5 asks if the spirit was supplied and miracles worked by the law or FAITH--vs 6 quotes gen 15:6, where the word BELIEVED indicates FAITH...resulting in righteousness. it's thru JESUS that the blessing of abraham comes on the gentiles, that we might rcv the promise of the spirit.
a grand plan. :))
- judy (8/23/2008 4:26:50 PM) [qBible.com]
Abram is praising the righteousness of Yahweh in this verse for the promises He made in the preceding verses.
- Tom (8/8/2008 7:05:55 PM) [qBible.com]