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

  • 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
  • Peter Ogah
    Thanks be to God for His grace and mercy that saved my soul. Amen!

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