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

  • Steve morrow
    continued--eph2:19 now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of GOD 20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles JESUS CHRIST himself being the chief cornerstone psm 127:1 except the LORD build the house they labor in vain that build it except the LORD keep the city the watchman waketh but in vain
  • Irene123
    To J. Cardoza - You do include Eph. 2:10 with vs. 8-9 ....... ?
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 9:37 THEN SAITH HE UNTO HIS DISCIPLES THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW 9:38 PRAY YOU THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO HIS HARVEST 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:28 MARVEL NOT AT THIS FOR THE HOUR IS COMING IN THE WHICH ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE 5:29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION LUKE 21:36 WATCH YE THEREFORE AND---PRAY ALWAYS---THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTD WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN-----2 THESS 2:11 AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE 2:12 THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
  • Joyce Cardoza
    Ephesians 2:8 is my favorite, For by Grace you are saved by faith, and that not of yourself, it is a gift of God.😇.
    Ephesians 2:9 not of works should any man boast.😇
    Its where I found the truth, as I read Matthew 24, sounded like he was talking to the Jews, then I read the red letters of Jesus, then I went to the Cross of Jesus Christ, everything he had said changed. I don't remember what made me go to Apostle Paul's writings, but there is where I found out the truth for the gentiles, now I am a Christian, believer in Grace though faith and so is my family, 5 grown kids grandkids, 😇 great grandkids are just babies PS and we are not part of Israel, and there will be a remnant of believers that will be saved Rev. for Isreal.
  • MockingBird
    Who ever left their comment for me : I am correcting your thought about me : I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior !! That day I got saved !! Jesus Christ is my Lord ! He let's me know from the time I got saved of things that need to be taken care of and put out of my life : This Lordship that I have with my Lord is an on going fellowship !!! I have been with my Lord and Savior for 35 years and through out those years Through His leadership and Lordship since I got saved :I have with my Lord's help been able to rid of many things that were not of God : For the remainder of my life here on earth , there will be a continuance of obeying my Lord till it is time for me to go home. I did nothing to get saved : I received His salvation that is in Christ Jesus and in receiving His salvation I received His Lordship as well.