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

  • 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.