This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...that faith never apprehended. Thus his faith itself, the mere fact of implicit trust in God, was counted to him for righteousness. But though the same righteousness is imputed to us who believe, and by means of faith also, it is no longer the mere fact of believing implicitly in God's truth, but the reception of Christ Jesus the Lord by faith, which justifies us (see vv. 23--25 and note). As it was then the realization of God's words by faith, so now: but we have the Person of the Lord Jesus for the object of faith, explicitly revealed i he had not. In both cases justification is gratuitous, and is by faith: and so far, which is as far as the argument here requires, the parallel is strict and complete. 4. Tj ipvafcoLi. (q. d. Ti? ipyirri, but the part, is used because of the negative T£ ixij ipya(. following)--to the workman (him that works for hire, that earns wages, compare itposnpyiaaro, Luke xix. 16) his wages are not reckoned according to (as a matter of) grace (favour), hut according to (as a matter of) debt. The stress is on Kara XP'" not on oyt((Tai, which in this first member of the sentence, is used hardly in the strict sense, of imputing or reckoning, but of allotting or apportioning:--its use being occasioned by the stricter Aoyl&Tai below. And the sentence is a general qne, not with any peculiar reference to Abraham,--except that after nari xipt" we may supply iis-rtf 'ABpadp, if we will; for this is evidently assumed. 5. But to him who works net (for hire,--is not an ipydrris looking for his /itr86s) but believes on (casts himself in simple trust and humility on) Him who justifies (accounts just, as in ver. 3) the ungodly (' impious:' stronger than ' unrighteous:'--no allusion to Abraham's having formerly been in...
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