Rom. 4:6 KJV (With Strong’s)

Even as
kathaper (Greek #2509)
exactly as
KJV usage: (even, as well) as.
Pronounce: kath-ap'-er
Origin: from 2505 and 4007
Dabid (Greek #1138)
Dabid (i.e. David), the Israelite king
KJV usage: David.
Pronounce: dab-eed'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (01732)
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
lego (Greek #3004)
properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean
KJV usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Pronounce: leg'-o
Origin: a primary verb
the blessedness
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
makarismos (Greek #3108)
beatification, i.e. attribution of good fortune
KJV usage: blessedness.
Pronounce: mak-ar-is-mos'
Origin: from 3106
of the man
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
, unto whom
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
logizomai (Greek #3049)
to take an inventory, i.e. estimate (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: conclude, (ac-)count (of), + despise, esteem, impute, lay, number, reason, reckon, suppose, think (on).
Pronounce: log-id'-zom-ahee
Origin: middle voice from 3056
dikaiosune (Greek #1343)
equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification
KJV usage: righteousness.
Pronounce: dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay
Origin: from 1342
choris (Greek #5565)
at a space, i.e. separately or apart from (often as preposition)
KJV usage: beside, by itself, without.
Pronounce: kho-rece'
Origin: adverb from 5561
ergon (Greek #2041)
toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act
KJV usage: deed, doing, labour, work.
Pronounce: er'-gon
Origin: from a primary (but obsolete) ἔργω (to work)

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Ministry on This Verse

Rom. 4:9• 9Does this blessedness then rest on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision? For we say that faith has been reckoned to Abraham as righteousness. (Rom. 4:9)
Deut. 33:29• 29Happy art thou, Israel! Who is like unto thee, a people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And the sword of thine excellency? And thine enemies shall come cringing to thee; And thou shalt tread upon their high places. (Deut. 33:29)
Psa. 1:1‑3• 1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;
2But his delight is in Jehovah's law, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he is as a tree planted by brooks of water, which giveth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf fadeth not; and all that he doeth prospereth.
(Psa. 1:1‑3)
Psa. 112:1• 1Hallelujah! Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. (Psa. 112:1)
Psa. 146:5‑6• 5Blessed is he who hath the *God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Jehovah his God,
6Who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein; who keepeth truth for ever;
(Psa. 146:5‑6)
Matt. 5:3‑12• 3Blessed are the poor in spirit, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.
4Blessed they that mourn, for *they* shall be comforted.
5Blessed the meek, for *they* shall inherit the earth.
6Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for *they* shall be filled.
7Blessed the merciful, for *they* shall find mercy.
8Blessed the pure in heart, for *they* shall see God.
9Blessed the peace-makers, for *they* shall be called sons of God.
10Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for *theirs* is the kingdom of the heavens.
11Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake.
12Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
(Matt. 5:3‑12)
Gal. 3:8‑9,14• 8and the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations on the principle of faith, announced beforehand the glad tidings to Abraham: In thee all the nations shall be blessed.
9So that they who are on the principle of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
14that the blessing of Abraham might come to the nations in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
(Gal. 3:8‑9,14)
Gal. 4:15• 15What then was your blessedness? for I bear you witness that, if possible, plucking out your own eyes ye would have given them to me. (Gal. 4:15)
Eph. 1:3• 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ; (Eph. 1:3)
Rom. 4:11,24• 11And he received the sign of circumcision as seal of the righteousness of faith which he had being in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all them that believe being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them also;
24but on ours also, to whom, believing on him who has raised from among the dead Jesus our Lord,
(Rom. 4:11,24)
Rom. 1:17• 17for righteousness of God is revealed therein, on the principle of faith, to faith: according as it is written, But the just shall live by faith. (Rom. 1:17)
Rom. 3:22• 22righteousness of God by faith of Jesus Christ towards all, and upon all those who believe: for there is no difference; (Rom. 3:22)
Rom. 5:18‑19• 18so then as it was by one offence towards all men to condemnation, so by one righteousness towards all men for justification of life.
19For as indeed by the disobedience of the one man the many have been constituted sinners, so also by the obedience of the one the many will be constituted righteous.
(Rom. 5:18‑19)
Isa. 45:24‑25• 24Only in Jehovah, shall one say, have I righteousness and strength. To him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
25In Jehovah shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
(Isa. 45:24‑25)
Isa. 54:17• 17No weapon that is prepared against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that riseth against thee in judgment, thou shalt condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah; and their righteousness is of me, saith Jehovah. (Isa. 54:17)
Jer. 22:6• 6For thus saith Jehovah concerning the house of the king of Judah: Thou art a Gilead unto me, the summit of Lebanon: verily I will make thee a wilderness, cities not inhabited. (Jer. 22:6)
Jer. 33:16• 16In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell in safety. And this is the name wherewith she shall be called: Jehovah our Righteousness. (Jer. 33:16)
Dan. 9:24• 24Seventy weeks are apportioned out upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to close the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make expiation for iniquity, and to bring in the righteousness of the ages, and to seal the vision and prophet, and to anoint the holy of holies. (Dan. 9:24)
1 Cor. 1:30• 30But of him are *ye* in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption; (1 Cor. 1:30)
2 Cor. 5:21• 21Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that *we* might become God's righteousness in him. (2 Cor. 5:21)
Phil. 3:9• 9and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith, (Phil. 3:9)
2 Peter 1:1• 1Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: (2 Peter 1:1)
 We see the same principle of faith in the example of David. In his case, it was in regards to his sins. God said to him, through the prophet Nathan, "God hath put away thy sin" (2 Sam. 12:13). David believed God's word, and proceeded to write Psalm 32, which Paul quotes. (The Righteousness of Faith by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

Even as David also declares the blessedness of the man to whom God reckons righteousness withoute worksf:

JND Translation Notes

As ch. 3.21.
See Ps. 32.1-2.

W. Kelly Translation

Just as David also describeth the blessedness of the man to whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works1.

WK Translation Notes

apart from: [See note to Matt. 10:29]