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

  • 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.

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