Ephesians 2:10
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ephesians 2:10 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

For we are His workmanship

A reason why no man should glory. If we are God's workmanship, our salvation cannot be of ourselves. His is emphatic. His workmanship are we.

Created (κτισθέντες)

See on John 1:3. The verb originally means to make habitable, to people. Hence to found. God is called κτίστης creator, 1 Peter 4:19, and ὁ κτίσας he that created, Romans 1:25. Compare Revelation 4:11. Κτίσις is used of the whole sum of created things, Mark 10:6; Romans 8:22.

Afore prepared (προητοίμασεν)

Rev, more correctly, prepared. Made ready beforehand. God prearranged a sphere of moral action for us to walk in. Not only are works the necessary outcome of faith, but the character and direction of the works are made ready by God.

That we should walk

In order that; to the end that.

Ephesians 2:10 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we are.

Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you...

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Isaiah 19:25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be 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 the middle of him, they shall sanctify my name...

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 formed you; you are my servant: O Israel...

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands...

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 32:39,40 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them...

John 3:3-6,21 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God...

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

2 Corinthians 5:5,17 Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit...

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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 that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

created.

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

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 are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

good.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas...

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things...

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

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, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

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

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use...

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 showing soundness, gravity, sincerity...

Titus 3:1,8,14 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work...

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 that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

which.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

ordained. or, prepared. walk.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Deuteronomy 5:33 You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you...

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 mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob...

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

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

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

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

Isaiah 29:23
For when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in his midst, they will sanctify my name; 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, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Galatians 6:15
For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.

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

Ephesians 1:4
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

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