|Romans 4: 13, 16 - 18, 22
||The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.
||That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants -- not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all,
||as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations" -- in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
||In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations; as he had been told, "So shall your descendants be."
||That is why his faith was "reckoned to him as righteousness."