Romans 4:18
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New International Version
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."


New American Standard Bible
In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE."


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
He believed, hoping against hope, so that he became the father of many nations according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be.


International Standard Version
Hoping in spite of hopeless circumstances, he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," just as he had been told: "This is how many descendants you will have."


American Standard Version
Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Who against hope believed in hope; that he might be made the father of many nations, according to that which was said to him: So shall thy seed be.


Darby Bible Translation
who against hope believed in hope to his becoming father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be:


Young's Literal Translation
Who, against hope in hope did believe, for his becoming father of many nations according to that spoken: 'So shall thy seed be;'
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Context
By Faith He Received the Promise

13For 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. 14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15Because the law works wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16Therefore 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 you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were. 18Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall your seed be. 19And 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: 20He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.
Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said to him, So shall your seed be.


Romans 4:17
(As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were.


Romans 8:24
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?


Hebrews 6:19
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;


Treasury of Scripture

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall your seed be.

against.

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old...

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?

Ruth 1:11-13 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will you go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb...

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost...

Mark 5:35,36 While he yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Your daughter is dead...

Luke 1:18 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

Acts 27:25 Why, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

So shall.

Genesis 15:5,6 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them...

Strong's Concordance
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.
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Romans Chapter 4 Verse 18

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