Ephesians 2:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wee are his workemanship, created in Christ Iesus vnto good workes, which God hath before ordeined, that we should walke in them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For by his act we were given existence in Christ Jesus to do those good works which God before made ready for us so that we might do them.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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

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

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

For we ben the makyng of hym, maad of nouyt in Crist Jhesu, in good werkis, whiche God hath ordeyned, that we go in tho werkis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for of Him we are workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God did before prepare, that in them we may walk.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:10


2:10 For we are his workmanship - Which proves both that salvation is by faith, and that faith is the gift of God. Created unto good works - That afterwards we might give ourselves to them. Which God had before preprepared - The occasions of them: so we must still ascribe the whole to God. That we might walk in them - Though not be justified by them.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:10


Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship. It is God who saved us; as new creatures, he had made us through the gospel. We are not saved by works, but are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, designed henceforth to abound in them. Which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. It is his ordination that all who believe the gospel and are saved should practice good works. God has graciously quickened us, saved us, made us new creatures, and prepared us unto good works.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Behold the Lamb of God
    On Baptism? You'd better know this...Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. ...In case you have not noticed those are BOTH "Baptisms" spoken of by John who was sent to speak truth. The Old way,and the NEW is announced here. Please note Christ does not dunk us in water yet INDEED baptizes us as John said. He. Missed a verse? All these result in a Baptism by Christ the Holy SPIRIT is that Baptism, Living Water, washed. filled Verses..Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved........1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. ...1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. ...Could go on for days... Nothing overturns what He hath given. Men of the world do not see the Spirit or know God made the saved Holy.
  • Compare this and 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 "the mystery of lawlessness", and Colossians 3:5-7, with 1 John 3:4, which us the definition of sin. Furthermore,the whole letter of 1 John ties God's law together with love. An analogy would be: An Archer who is aiming at the target of righteousness God's ten commandments , contrasted with the one who is aiming at another target unrighteousness . Neither hit the bullseye perfectly 100 of the time, but each practice shooting one or the other target.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    RESTORE ! RESTORE ! RESTORE ! OH HEAVENLY ABBA DAD AND GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH, IN AND THROUGH YOUR SON OUR GLORIOUS LORD AND MAJESTY KING SUPREME TO COME, CHRIST YESHUA, JESUS, GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! THE DREADFUL AND TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD IS TRULY AT HAND FOR THIS VERY REASON AS IT WAS BACK IN THEIR DAY AND TIME. RAISE UP AND SEND FORTH YOUR CHOSEN SERVENT FOR THY NAMES SAKE AND FULFILL ALL THINGS IN THIS END OF THE AGE OF THE GENTILES TO YOUR EVERLASTING GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION AMEN ! God Bless and be with you ! Shalom yedda dim beloved one .
  • Ezekiel Johnson
    Paul's statement here in verse 8 " For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:", does not negate, cancel out, or make null and void our need to be baptized in the name of Jesus in order to receive forgiveness of sins, as he shared with the disciples of John the Baptist he met in Acts 19:1-6. In its proper context here, Paul is pointing all glory back to the one who made salvation a possibility for us who were dead in our trespasses and sins. Simply put, Christ didn't have to become the sacrifice and if he did not, there would be nothing that we could ever do to change our eternal destination. However, because he did die and paid the price for our sins, in the book of Acts, when the disciples, on order from Jesus were confronted by people needing salvation they always spell out quite clearly and simplistically what one must do. 1. REPENT 2. BE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS 3. RECEIVE THE IN-FILLING OF GOD'S SPIRIT EVIDENCED BY SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES AS HIS SPIRIT PROVIDES THE WORDS. These instruction that were given by Peter with the eleven Apostles in agreement , Phillip, Ananias, Paul, ect. in the the book of Acts.
  • Minnie Evans for verse 8
    Faith is in my heart. God gave me the gift of grace for my salvation. To save me from my sins.
  • "He Hath" Nothing more need said. Know what quickened means and rejoice.