Ephesians 2:9

“Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not of workes, lest any man should boast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not of works, that no man should glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not by works, so that no man may take glory to himself.
- Basic English Bible

not on the principle of works, that no one might boast.
- Darby Bible

Not by works, lest any man should boast.
- Webster's Bible

so that it may be impossible for any one to boast.
- Weymouth Bible

not of works, that no one would boast.
- World English Bible

not of werkis, that no man haue glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

not of works, that no one may boast;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:9


2:9 Not by works - Neither this faith nor this salvation is owing to any works you ever did, will, or can do.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:9


Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. The salvation is not due to works of law, or to our own merit; hence there is no ground for boasting.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now, Paul tells us that we have hope as Gentiles with Jesus. Jesus has a plan for all of us, that is the Grace of God pored out on the cross on Calvary. There is now hope . .
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT --- OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL --- OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --1:9--WHO SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER
  • Eugene Rozell
    God is good and this i know for myself, it doesn't take a rocket scientist for me to know that in God we have our being, nothing we have done has made us deserving of anything it is only by the grace of god that he even cares. Jesus paved the way and opened doors that would never have opened had it not been for his sacrifice giving his life in exchange for ours. Thank you Jesus for loving me
  • Ruth
    Jesus has answered many of my prayers over the past few years and he is faithful to all of his promises, yet we must always defer to his timing. Jesus bless!
  • Lu2677
    disciple"the brethren in the beginning" KNEW God.Using discernment they KNEW the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. The "vast multitudes" are on the broad way.If someone is "starved to death"it is because God has not given them understanding of the knowledge."If we walk in the light as He is in the light,we have fellowship one with another,through the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Chuks Swag
    He delivered me from a terrible debt. I did not know what to do, but I knew how to pray. So I prayed and He made His word manifest and paid my debt.
    How He sorts my problems is inexplicable.
    There is an issue I have at hand now, and I have committed it unto His mighty hands and am believing that it is already settled.
    This God is Jehovah El-shaddai; He has everything in abundance...praise the Lord

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