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 2:10

  • MockingBird for verse 10
    For starters , when I became born again I became a new creature Praise God I am now His workmanship created in Christ Jesus. I am now in the image of God so therefore I am ordained of God to bring forth good works which is faith I was born into an inheritance incorruptible undefiled and that fadeth not away I am born into a rich Heavenly Father. I was made to bring forth good works !!!!
  • LoAnne Martin for verse 10
    It is a very good verse
  • 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 for verse 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 for verse 10
    are we God's masterpiece? that's what i get with this verse.