Musings on……..Imputation or “Credited”


Imputation, another ‘old school’ word or King James Version word.

This is a good article on the subject here

Holman Bible Dictionary, here

The doctrine of the imputation of Adam’s sin means see the rest here at Desiring God

Imputation, The Sinners Only Hope here

Imputation of Adams Sin at

Romans 4:1-8 was the topic of the sermon last sunday:

Ro 4:3 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”Ro 4:4 – Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.Ro 4:5 -But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,Ro 4:9 – Is this blessing then on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say, “FAITH WAS CREDITED TO ABRAHAM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.”Ro 4:10 -How then was it credited? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised;

Ro 4:11 – and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,

Ro 4:22 – Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,
Ro 4:24 – but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

 The New Testament Greek Lexicon


 Strong’s Number:  3049 logiðzomai
Original Word Word Origin
logiðzomai middle voice from (3056)
Logizomai log-id’-zom-ahee
Verb 4:284,536

  1. to reckon, count, compute, calculate, count over
    1. to take into account, to make an account of
      1. metaph. to pass to one’s account, to impute
      2. a thing is reckoned as or to be something, i.e. as availing for or equivalent to something, as having the like force and weight
    2. to number among, reckon with
    3. to reckon or account
  2. to reckon inward, count up or weigh the reasons, to deliberate
  3. by reckoning up all the reasons, to gather or infer
    1. to consider, take into account, weigh, meditate on
    2. to suppose, deem, judge
    3. to determine, purpose, decide

This word deals with reality. If I “logizomai” or reckon that my bank book has in it, it has in it. Otherwise I am deceiving myself. This word refers to facts not suppositions.


KJV (41) – account, 4; count, 5; impute, 8; misc, 5; number, 1; reason, 1; reckon, 6; suppose, 2; think, 9;NAS (41) – consider, 6; considered, 2; counted, 1; counting, 1; credit, 1; credited, 9; credits, 1; dwell, 1; maintain, 1; numbered, 2; propose, 1; reason, 1; reckoned, 2; regard, 4; regarded, 3; suppose, 1; take into account, 3; thinks, 1;
Mark 2
Luke 1
Acts 1
Romans 19
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 7
Galatians 1
Philippians 2
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
James 1
1 Peter 1
Mark 1
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
Romans 19
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 7
Galatians 1
Philippians 2
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
James 1
1 Peter 1

Notes from sunday;


He used banking terms, our sins transfer to Jesus’ account and the imputing of righteousness is transferred from Jesus to us.

Other passages where its stated God takes away our sins/transgressions

Romans 4:7 and 8,

Isaiah 43:25, 44:22, 118,, 55:7, 38:17, 53:16

Col 2:14, Micah 7:19, Hebrews 10:17, John 1:29, Psalms 123:12

Jer 50:20, Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 1:7.

So we have imputed to us from Adam and righteousness imputed to us by Christ.

That’s all my brain can handle right now, anything anyone wants to add?

Blessings, Kristina

One response »

  1. Thanks for this post – I was just thinking about it last week. A radio show was explaining the distinction about our sins being credited / charged to Jesus’ account and his righteousness being credited to ours. It is a great deal! I have a post on something similar set to go up on Friday.

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