Ephesians 2:9

“Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not of workes, lest any man should boast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not of works, that no man should glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not by works, so that no man may take glory to himself.
- Basic English Bible

not on the principle of works, that no one might boast.
- Darby Bible

Not by works, lest any man should boast.
- Webster's Bible

so that it may be impossible for any one to boast.
- Weymouth Bible

not of works, that no one would boast.
- World English Bible

not of werkis, that no man haue glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

not of works, that no one may boast;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:9


2:9 Not by works - Neither this faith nor this salvation is owing to any works you ever did, will, or can do.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:9


Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. The salvation is not due to works of law, or to our own merit; hence there is no ground for boasting.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Mike Lu
    1 Believe, 2 Repent, 3 Be baptized in the name of Jesus FOR the remission of sins
  • Peter Ogah
    Thanks be to God for His grace and mercy that saved my soul. Amen!
  • Shirley Robinson-Allen
    This is a great chapter. It tell of God's mercy in that while we were sinners He sent His son to die for us so that we who believe on Him might be saved. As His chosen ones we need to serve Him, love our neighbors and do good to all men. In other words we should treat all God's children as brothers and sisters. To God be the glory great things He has done. He loved us so much He gave us His son.
  • Min. Sally Wheeler
    We are blessed to have a LORD who took upon Himself flesh, who preached the truth, then made that ultimate sacrifice on the cross for us. His blessings kept coming, He offers salvation as a free gift to all men who believe in Him. That's not including His righteousness. When God gives mercy, He certainly gives it.

    Glory to God!
    Alleluia!
    Thank You, Almighty God! Thank You!!!
  • 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 .

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