Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For by grace are ye saued, through faith, and that not of your selues: it is the gift of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, {it is} the gift of God;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, `it is' the gift of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because by grace you have salvation through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is given by God:
- Basic English Bible

For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift:
- Darby Bible

For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
- Webster's Bible

For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--
- Weymouth Bible

for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
- World English Bible

For bi grace ye ben sauyd bi feith, and this not of you; for it is the yifte of God,
- Wycliffe Bible

for by grace ye are having been saved, through faith, and this not of you -- of God the gift,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:8


2:8 By grace ye are saved through faith - Grace, without any respect to human worthiness, confers the glorious gift. Faith, with an empty hand, and without any pretence to personal desert, receives the heavenly blessing. And this is not of yourselves - This refers to the whole preceding clause, That ye are saved through faith, is the gift of God.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:8


Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith. Lest they might forget the doctrine that he ever preached, he reminds them that works of the law never saved them; that they were saved by God's grace shown in the gospel; that this salvation was obtained through the faith. The definite article is found before faith in the Greek, showing that "the" faith, or the gospel, is meant. [It is] the gift of God. The salvation is not due to ourselves, but is God's gift. The grammatical construction of the Greek does not allow us to make "faith" the subject of the last clause. It is not "faith", but salvation through the faith, which is the gift of God. So says John Wesley in his Notes: "This refers to the previous clause, 'That you are saved,' etc".

Discussion for Ephesians 2:8

  • Minnie Evans for verse 8
    Faith is in my heart. God gave me the gift of grace for my salvation. To save me from my sins.
  • MockingBird for verse 8
    Salvation is the gift of God : Not of any works that I have done : Upon hearing of the salvation that is in Jesus Christ I have received Him as my Lord and Savior. After I have received Jesus Christ then my Lord started dealing with the things in my life to be changed : If any man be in Christ old things are passed away , Behold all things have become new. For by the Grace of my Lord I am saved Not of any thing that I have done. I cannot earn salvation. It is the gift of God given through Jesus Christ . God took me in when I had all the ugly things in my life : Then as I go on with my Lord God : He reveals things in me that need to be dealt with. Salvation is an on going thing.
  • We can 't gain salvation on our own, no matter how noble our works are. Salvation is a gift from Jehovah God given to those who put faith in the sin-atoning value of the sacrifice of his Son.
  • Emmanuel, A. for verse 8
    Salvation comes from God and him alone through his own son Jesus to all who repent from their sins and forsake all and from your heart believes and trust in his power to keep is saved by grace through faith.
  • Emmanuel, A. for verse 8
    Salvation comes from God and him alone through his own son Jesus to all who repent from their sins and forsake all and from your heart believes and trust in his power to keep is saved by grace through faith.
  • Faith according to Hebrews 11:1 is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and Rom.1:17 the just shall live by faith and Rom.12:3 last line God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith and 2Cor.10:15 middle Paul says "when your faith is increased "..... Rom.10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God...... now Eph.4:7 but unto every one of us is given Grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ 4:8 wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men..... Rom.12:6 says " having then gifts differing according to the Grace that is given to us, whether prophesy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith. i believe today we are all parts of one body to use our gifts for the edifying of the body of Christ.....