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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Jehovah God has an abundance of mercy. We should show our appreciation and thank God for this wonderful quality that he displays.
  • Psalm70
    The world is wicked as it ever was. There are lots of evils that our Lord hates that are lauded today -- 'gay pride', abortion, pride in general, hatred of God, disobedience to parents, music and movies and games with evil themes. We must resist the spirit of this world, and prepare ourselves for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, He is coming very shortly to judge the living and the dead.
  • Abiodun A. Solomon
    We and the saints all have access by the Spirit unto the Father without discrimination. We are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens. We are building materials laid upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets while Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone. We are fitly framed together to make an holy temple in the Lord and an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephes 2: 18-22)
  • A disciple
    "..in time past ye walked according to the course of this world..in times past in the lusts of our flesh..in time past Gentiles in the flesh..Wherefore remember..That at that time ye were without Christ.." To anyone who says to you, that we sin every day, and we can't help but sin; say, Unto what then is the Name of Jesus to us? and how can we be Saved from our sins, but still in our sins?
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:2 WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YOU WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE JEREMIAH 23:22 IF THEY HAD STOOD BEFORE ME AND LISTENED TO ME THEY WOULD HAVE SPOKEN --MY WORDS-- AND THEY WOULD HAVE TURNED MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS AND DEEDS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truth- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.