Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For by grace are ye saued, through faith, and that not of your selues: it is the gift of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, {it is} the gift of God;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, `it is' the gift of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because by grace you have salvation through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is given by God:
- Basic English Bible

For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift:
- Darby Bible

For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
- Webster's Bible

For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--
- Weymouth Bible

for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
- World English Bible

For bi grace ye ben sauyd bi feith, and this not of you; for it is the yifte of God,
- Wycliffe Bible

for by grace ye are having been saved, through faith, and this not of you -- of God the gift,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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.


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".

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Nuitah t. womgbah
    How greatful I am that I am brought to salvation through Christ Jesus through his willing sacrifice.
  • Martha Williams
    I praise God for his loving kindness that brought salvation to his chosen ones. Truly those who have been born-again are the children of obedience. By the fruit of the Spirit and love for one another we are the salt and lights of the world. Walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Praise be to God and glory to his name for how he is perfecting his saints that he may be glorified.
  • Renee Allen
    Yes lets praise Him GOD is all powerful and the head of everything. Thank you Jesus for shedding your blood and becoming the last sacrifice ever need to forgive us our sins. We are all made to serve Him. Hallelujah thank you Lord, I love you forever and I just want to serve you to the best of my ability. Id its not right then Lord please fix me, shape, mold me, and help me to be who you made me.
  • WAYNE CLYBURN
    In Christ Alone is where we find all that we need he is such a wonderful God and amazing God he's an awesome God to God be the glory let us buildup His Nation through his spirit that lives in US to serve others as God loves us let the greatest Among Us be our leader. To God be the glory prayers to each and everyone of you all love you through Christ Jesus amen
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that Christ did away with the Mosaic Law.
  • Mike Lu
    1 Believe, 2 Repent, 3 Be baptized in the name of Jesus FOR the remission of sins