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 Ephesians 2:10

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 for Ephesians 2:10

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 2:10

  • Psalm 23:1-6

    1(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

    Thank you for all the encouragement for the life that's being channel of the Lord faithfulness. Let us continue to glorify the Lord our labor in Him is not in vain.
  • Roger Winters on Ephesians 2:10
    Is it doctrine or or spiritual ignorance that causes preachers and teachers to speak as if Jesus dropped down from heaven as if to bypass the miraculous birth? Is a miracle birth not sufficient to establish the utter supremacy of God? Can a person gifted by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel preach that Jesus is God without distinction though Jesus grew in stature and wisdom and God never had a beginning nor will have and end and Jesus, the Only Begotten said, as recorded in Luke 22:37, "For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me HAVE AN END".?

    Can great and wise theologians, as they are esteemed to be, utter such things as "...when God died on the cross for us..." and "when Jesus raised himself from the dead"? How can it be that they supposedly have studied the Scripture?

    That's part of the problem. They speak what the Bible calls great swelling words saying things like the Bible is the infallible inerrant word of God. They dismiss the need to rightly divide the word. Two things were infallible and inerrant. The Ten Commandments and the Son of God. God filled Jesus who, being perfect except for the flesh, could be touched without being corrupted because He was filled with God. We normal humans must invite God. Jesus was filled with God at birth. As a man, He had to learn God through the Scripture. He grew in wisdom. He quoted the Scripture and challenged others to study. Though He had a mission to perform, He wasn't eager for it. He asked His Father if there might be another way but deferred to Gods will over His own. Just study and know. The OT is Scripture- it came by God speaking to the prophets of old. The NT is God speaking to us through Jesus. It is cannon. It's about the only name given UNDER heaven for salvation of the soul. All others have a horrendous destiny. Look in the Bible then look in the streets. It is Biblical and time is short.
  • Modesto Olivo on Ephesians 2:10
    This is such an awesome verse, and it says so much about the Masterplan God has in store for each and everyone of His creation if only they had ears to hear and a heart for redemption. I know that if the Holy Spirit moves on you you have a chance at knowing what repentance is. Why the Holy Spirit moves on some and not others is a mystery to me. But, i do not question the mighty hand of God. So many souls are walking right into hell every hour, every minute. Thank You Father for saving a sinful wretch like me. I was on that highway to hell. You in your Divine Mercy spared my life once, And even after like a dog returning to its bile. You accepted me back like the prodigal I was. Jesus, thank You that by the power of Your Holy Spirit, You delivered me from a state of chronic alcohol addiction, a serious addiction to crack cocaine, and a serious sex addiction. Father you've provided me a sober, clean life, a life void of any addiction to sex or pornography, for the last, going on nine years. But, the years don't matter. What matters is being in Your will.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 2:10
    That was a mighty testimony you shared, Modesto. "He who is forgiven much, loves much" (a loose translation of Luke 7:47) can clearly be seen in your blessed union with Christ. May you walk in joy & victory pleasing the Father in all that you do.
  • Modesto Olivo - in Reply on Ephesians 2:10
    Thank you for your encouraging words. Nice to be travelling with you on that same road to our "hope of glory."
  • LoAnne Martin on Ephesians 2:10
    It is a very good verse
  • Bill on Ephesians 2:10
    Annette asked "Are we His masterpiece". YES in Christ Jesus we are. What blows me away is the fact that Almighty God did not consider His Son too good for us !!!!!
  • Dhadho Godhana on Ephesians 2:10
    That, we are a PRODUCT of the SPIRITUAL world which GOD owns. We are a property having been created with his own HANDS. First as a mass,then with HIS soul to b living beings. With a purpose to live unto his WILL through His SPIRIT which is not part of the BODY but an intergral unit to confirm with CHRIST through which we connect to/with GOD. We need the spirit as the third element to conquer the BODY n convert it to its IMMORTAL status if we are to defeat the inherited sinful condition. This is the WILL of GOD.
  • ANNETTE on Ephesians 2:10
    are we God's masterpiece? that's what i get with this verse.


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