16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace(A) and may be guaranteed(B) to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.(C)

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17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”[a](A) He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life(B) to the dead and calls(C) into being things that were not.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 4:17 Gen. 17:5

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’(A) For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

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