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Ephesians 2:9–10

dnot a result of works, eso that no one may boast. 10 For fwe are his workmanship, gcreated in Christ Jesus hfor good works, iwhich God prepared beforehand, jthat we should walk in them.

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Ephesians 2:9–10 — The New International Version (NIV)

not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — New Century Version (NCV)

It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it. 10 God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — American Standard Version (ASV)

not of works, that no man should glory. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

not on the principle of works, that no one might boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before prepared that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

It’s not the result of anything you’ve done, so no one can brag about it. 10 God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do. 

Ephesians 2:9–10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

not from works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

it is not from works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.

10 God made us. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good things. Long ago God prepared them for us to do.

Ephesians 2:9–10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.


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