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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:8
2:8 By grace ye are saved through faith - Grace, without any respect to human worthiness, confers the glorious gift. Faith, with an empty hand, and without any pretence to personal desert, receives the heavenly blessing. And this is not of yourselves - This refers to the whole preceding clause, That ye are saved through faith, is the gift of God.
View People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:8
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith. Lest they might forget the doctrine that he ever preached, he reminds them that works of the law never saved them; that they were saved by God's grace shown in the gospel; that this salvation was obtained through the faith. The definite article is found before faith in the Greek, showing that "the" faith, or the gospel, is meant. [It is] the gift of God. The salvation is not due to ourselves, but is God's gift. The grammatical construction of the Greek does not allow us to make "faith" the subject of the last clause. It is not "faith", but salvation through the faith, which is the gift of God. So says John Wesley in his Notes: "This refers to the previous clause, 'That you are saved,' etc".
Henry Murray's comment on 2013-03-28 11:59:18:
I take it to heart for the Lord said it is so, and if any thinks that he/she can get in heaven any other way then he/she is a fool. But I still love all as my lord Jesus does. Amen.
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