Ephesians 2:10
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New International Version
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Berean Study Bible
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.

Berean Literal Bible
For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

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

King James Bible
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

NET Bible
For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we are his creatures who are created in Yeshua The Messiah for good works, those things which God had from the first prepared that we should walk in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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.

New American Standard 1977
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared that we should walk in them.

King James 2000 Bible
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

American King James Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

American Standard Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Weymouth New Testament
For we are God's own handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works which He has pre-destined us to practise.

World English Bible
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

Young's Literal Translation
for of Him we are workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God did before prepare, that in them we may walk.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-10 Sin is the death of the soul. A man dead in trespasses and sins has no desire for spiritual pleasures. When we look upon a corpse, it gives an awful feeling. A never-dying spirit is now fled, and has left nothing but the ruins of a man. But if we viewed things aright, we should be far more affected by the thought of a dead soul, a lost, fallen spirit. A state of sin is a state of conformity to this world. Wicked men are slaves to Satan. Satan is the author of that proud, carnal disposition which there is in ungodly men; he rules in the hearts of men. From Scripture it is clear, that whether men have been most prone to sensual or to spiritual wickedness, all men, being naturally children of disobedience, are also by nature children of wrath. What reason have sinners, then, to seek earnestly for that grace which will make them, of children of wrath, children of God and heirs of glory! God's eternal love or good-will toward his creatures, is the fountain whence all his mercies flow to us; and that love of God is great love, and that mercy is rich mercy. And every converted sinner is a saved sinner; delivered from sin and wrath. The grace that saves is the free, undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul. A regenerated sinner becomes a living soul; he lives a life of holiness, being born of God: he lives, being delivered from the guilt of sin, by pardoning and justifying grace. Sinners roll themselves in the dust; sanctified souls sit in heavenly places, are raised above this world, by Christ's grace. The goodness of God in converting and saving sinners heretofore, encourages others in after-time, to hope in his grace and mercy. Our faith, our conversion, and our eternal salvation, are not of works, lest any man should boast. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, therefore all boasting is shut out. All is the free gift of God, and the effect of being quickened by his power. It was his purpose, to which he prepared us, by blessing us with the knowledge of his will, and his Holy Spirit producing such a change in us, that we should glorify God by our good conversation, and perseverance in holiness. None can from Scripture abuse this doctrine, or accuse it of any tendency to evil. All who do so, are without excuse.
Study Bible
Alive with Christ
9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life. 11Therefore remember that formerly you who are Gentiles in the flesh and called uncircumcised by the so-called circumcision (that done in the body by human hands)—…
Cross References
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Isaiah 19:25
whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance."

Isaiah 29:23
But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, They will sanctify My name; Indeed, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Isaiah 43:7
Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

Galatians 6:15
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything. What counts is a new creation.

Ephesians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

Ephesians 2:6
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:15
by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace
Treasury of Scripture

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

we are.

Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not …

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and …

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, …

Isaiah 19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, …

Isaiah 29:23 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the middle …

Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.

Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have …

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land …

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Jeremiah 32:39,40 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

John 3:3-6,21 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except …

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you …

2 Corinthians 5:5,17 Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also …

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

created.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things …

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, …

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

good.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by …

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always …

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.

1 Timothy 5:10,25 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, …

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel …

2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

Titus 2:7,14 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine …

Titus 3:1,8,14 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey …

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

which.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the …

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

ordained. or, prepared. walk.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

Deuteronomy 5:33 You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded …

Psalm 81:13 Oh that my people had listened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

Psalm 119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

Isaiah 2:3-5 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

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