Those who do not work (Rom 4:5)

“But the one

Who does not work,

But trusts God,

Who justifies the ungodly,

His faith is reckoned

As righteousness.”

τῷ δὲ μὴ ἐργαζομένῳ, πιστεύοντι δὲ ἐπὶ τὸν δικαιοῦντα τὸν ἀσεβῆ, λογίζεται ἡ πίστις αὐτοῦ εἰς δικαιοσύνην,

Paul said that the one who does not work (τῷ δὲ μὴ ἐργαζομένῳ), but trusts or has faith (πιστεύοντι) in God, who justifies (δὲ ἐπὶ τὸν δικαιοῦντα) the ungodly (τὸν ἀσεβῆ), his faith (ἡ πίστις αὐτοῦ) is reckoned (λογίζεται) as righteousness (εἰς δικαιοσύνην).  Paul said that you did not have to do any work.  You simply had to trust or have faith in God, who justified the ungodly or the wicked people.  This person who trusts and has faith in God will be reckoned as righteous.  You do not have to do anything, just have faith in God and everything will turn out okay.  Do you believe that you do not have to work, but just trust God?

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