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:
12 And the father of circumcision to them who are
not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of
the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith
is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by
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; who is the father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed,
even God, who quickeneth 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 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.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that
it was imputed to him;
for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, 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.