New Living Translation
Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
King James Bible
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Darby Bible Translation
not on the principle of works, that no one might boast.
World English Bible
not of works, that no one would boast.
Young's Literal Translation
not of works, that no one may boast;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:9 Not by works - Neither this faith nor this salvation is owing to any works you ever did, will, or can do.
LibrarySalvation: Grace: Faith
'By grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.'--Eph. ii. 8 (R.V.). Here are three of the key-words of the New Testament--'grace,' 'saved,' 'faith.' Once these terms were strange and new; now they are old and threadbare. Once they were like lava, glowing and cast up from the central depths; but it is a long while since the eruption, and the blocks have got cold, and the corners have been rubbed off them. I am afraid that some people, when they read …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Resurrection of Dead Souls
The Scripture Way of Salvation
So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.
1 Corinthians 1:29
As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
2 Timothy 1:9
For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time--to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.
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