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Romans 4:10

    Romans 4:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How, then, was it judged? when he had circumcision, or when he had it not? Not when he had it, but when he did not have it:

    Webster's Revision

    How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:

    World English Bible

    How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:

    Clarke's Commentary on Romans 4:10

    How was it then reckoned? - In what circumstances was Abraham when this blessing was bestowed upon him? When he was circumcised, or before?

    Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision - Faith was reckoned to Abraham for justification, as we read Genesis 15:6, (see the note on Genesis 15:6); but circumcision was not instituted till about fourteen or fifteen years after, Genesis 17:1, etc.; for faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness or justification at least one year before Ishmael was born; compare Genesis 15, and 16. At Ishmael's birth he was eighty-six years of age, Genesis 16:16; and, at the institution of circumcision, Ishmael was thirteen, and Abraham ninety-nine years old. See Genesis 17:24, Genesis 17:25; and see Dr. Taylor.

    Barnes' Notes on Romans 4:10

    How - In what circumstances, or time.

    When he was in circumcision ... - Before or after he was circumcised? This was the very point of the inquiry. For if he was justified by faith after he was circumcised, the Jew might pretend that it was in virtue of his circumcision; that even his faith was acceptable, because he was circumcised. But if it was before he was circumcised, this plea could not be set up; and the argument of the apostle was confirmed by the case of Abraham, the great father and model of the Jewish people, that circumcision and the deeds of the Law did not conduce to justification; and that as Abraham was justified without those works, so might others be, and the pagan, therefore, might be admitted to similar privileges.

    Not in circumcision - Not being circumcised, or after he was circumcised, but before. This was the record in the case; Genesis 15:6; Compare Genesis 17:10.

    Wesley's Notes on Romans 4:10

    4:10 Not in circumcision - Not after he was circumcised; for he was justified before Ishmael was born, Gen 15:1 - 21; but he was not circumcised till Ishmael was thirteen years old, Gen 17:25.