Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
ContextAbraham's Justification by Faith
1What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, has found? 2For if Abraham were justified by works, he has whereof to glory; but not before God. 3For what said the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness. 4Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works, 7Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 9Comes this blessedness then on the circumcision only, or on the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed to them also: 12And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt.
Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace, but according to debt.
Darby Bible Translation
Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but of debt:
King James Bible
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Young's Literal Translation
and to him who is working, the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt;