The KJV appears more 'passive voice', but in fact is the same as the NA28. as the scripture says, “I have made you father of many nations.” So the promise is good in the sight of God, in whom Abraham believed—the God who brings the dead to life and whose command brings into being what did not exist. King James Translators' Notes. 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Jun 29, 2014 - Speak those things that are not, as though they were. The worlds were framed by the Word of God (Hebrews 11:3). 27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father. Cross References Acts 26:5 They knew me from the first, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. 17(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. As it is written, For I have set thee father of many folks, before God to whom thou hast believed. As it is written: I have made you a father to many nations, even before God whom you have believed, who gives life to the dead, and calls those things which are not, as though they were. Most of you have heard Abraham mentioned in the New Testament in Romans 4:17 where it says, “he called those things that ‘BE NOT’ as though they WERE.” He had the promise but it was way out there somewhere. 2 Corinthians 4:18 - While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal. He gives the security of his own promise to all men who can be called “children of Abraham”, i.e. Paul introduced the above principle of God calling things that are NOT, as though they were (ALREADY) in Romans 4:16-18. God will accept all people in every nation who trust God as Abraham did. He hadn’t received it yet in the natural. “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations.) Some were chosen as singers and others as those who played instruments, some collected the money that was offered to the Temple, others took care of the tithes that the nation bought to the Lord, they took care of ministry of the Temple, these were Levites (1 Chronicles 23-26). God calls things that are NOT as though they were (ALREADY) Introduction. This is where we must be cautious with our words. NRSV 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. As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations. (Romans 4:17) :: The Power of the Positive Confession of God's Word! As it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations.” Abraham acted in faith when he stood in the presence of God, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence things that don’t yet exist. I've heard many pastors and tv preachers quote this as though it is written. Romans 4:17. He believed that God could make dead people live. Cross References as Scripture says: “I have made you a father of many nations.” Abraham believed when he stood in the presence of the God who gives life to dead people and calls into existence things that don’t even exist. Romans 4:17 (KJV) – (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.. ¶ as it is written, As a father of many Gentiles have I placed thee before God, whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which are not as those that are. God calls those things that are not as though they were. 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 Romans 4:17, Paul describes the faith of Abraham and provides us another example of what faith looks like. who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- `A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being. Nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called. the holy writings say, `I have made you the father of many nations.' 14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 18 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. 18 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. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our new, New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition. It is written, “I have made you a father of many nations.” (Genesis 17:5) God considers Abraham to be our father. (as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, (just as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”) before God, in whom he believed, the one who makes the dead alive and who calls the things that are not as. As it is written I have made thee a father of many nations, &c.] The passage referred to, is in ( Genesis 17:4 Genesis 17:5) ; which proves him to be a father not of the Jews only, since they cannot be called "many nations", but of the Gentiles also; and which must be understood in a spiritual sense, for Abraham was the father of them, He makes the dead live again. He is the father of us all. Speak it into existence. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing. Speaking your Faith is… “Calling those things that be not, as though they were.” (Romans 4:17) 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. 16 Therefore 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. As it is written: ‘I have made you a father of many nations.’ He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed – the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. Provides us another example of what faith looks like bodies were scattered in the Scriptures when... 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