Parallel Verses

Amplified

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

New American Standard Bible

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

King James Version

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Holman Bible

For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

International Standard Version

For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

A Conservative Version

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God preordained that we should walk in them.

American Standard Version

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.

An Understandable Version

For we [Christians] are the product of God's workmanship, [re-] created in [fellowship with] Christ Jesus for [the purpose of] doing good deeds. God had previously determined that this should be our practice.

Anderson New Testament

For we are his workman ship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God before prepared, that we should walk in them.

Bible in Basic English

For by his act we were given existence in Christ Jesus to do those good works which God before made ready for us so that we might do them.

Common New Testament

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we would walk in them.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for he hath made us a-new, and form'd us by Christ Jesus to do good works, for which God had before prepared us, that we might live in them.

Darby Translation

For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before prepared that we should walk in them.

Godbey New Testament

for we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them.

Goodspeed New Testament

For he has made us, creating us through our union with Christ Jesus for the life of goodness which God had predestined us to live.

John Wesley New Testament

For we are his workmanship, created through Christ Jesus unto good works, which God had before prepared, that we might walk in them.

Julia Smith Translation

For we are his work, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.,

King James 2000

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.

Modern King James verseion

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, unto the which God ordained us before, that we should walk in them.

Moffatt New Testament

God has made us what we are, creating us in Christ Jesus for the good deeds which are prepared beforehand by God as our sphere of action.

Montgomery New Testament

for we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good deeds, which God predestined us to make our daily way of life.

NET Bible

For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.

New Heart English Bible

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

Noyes New Testament

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them.

Sawyer New Testament

for we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, in which God before appointed that we should walk.

The Emphasized Bible

His, in fact we are - his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus upon a footing of good works, which God prepared beforehand, that, therein, we might walk.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, for which God hath before prepared us, that we should walk therein.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For we are God's handiwork, created, by our union with Christ Jesus, for the good actions in doing which God had pre-arranged that we should spend our lives.

Webster

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Weymouth New Testament

For we are God's own handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works which He has pre-destined us to practise.

Williams New Testament

For He has made us what we are, because He has created us through our union with Christ Jesus for doing good deeds which He beforehand planned for us to do.

World English Bible

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

Worrell New Testament

for we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God before prepared, that we should walk in them.

Worsley New Testament

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, for which God before prepared us, that we might walk in them.

Youngs Literal Translation

for of Him we are workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God did before prepare, that in them we may walk.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we are
ἐσμέν 
Esmen 
Usage: 50

his

Usage: 0

ποίημα 
Poiema 
Usage: 2

κτίζω 
Ktizo 
Usage: 13

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

προετοιμάζω 
Proetoimazo 
Usage: 2

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 2:10

Devotionals containing Ephesians 2:10

Images Ephesians 2:10

Context Readings

Made Alive In Christ

9 not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. 10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. 11 Therefore, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, who are called “Uncircumcision” by those who called themselves “Circumcision,” [itself a mere mark] which is made in the flesh by human hands—


Cross References

Ephesians 4:24

and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].

Titus 2:14

who [willingly] gave Himself [to be crucified] on our behalf to redeem us and purchase our freedom from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a chosen and very special people to be His own possession, who are enthusiastic for doing what is good.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you with every good thing to carry out His will and strengthen you [making you complete and perfect as you ought to be], accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 100:3


Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His].
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Ephesians 1:4

just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love

Ephesians 4:1

So I, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to you to live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is, to live a life that exhibits godly character, moral courage, personal integrity, and mature behavior—a life that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation],

Colossians 1:10

so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to [fully] please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts];

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.

Philippians 1:6

I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].

Philippians 2:13

For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.

Colossians 3:10

and have put on the new [spiritual] self who is being continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of Him who created the new self—

2 Thessalonians 2:17

comfort and encourage and strengthen your hearts [keeping them steadfast and on course] in every good work and word.

1 Timothy 6:18

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share [with others].

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things [which are dishonorable—disobedient, sinful], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified [set apart for a special purpose and], useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:17

so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Titus 2:7

And in all things show yourself to be an example of good works, with purity in doctrine [having the strictest regard for integrity and truth], dignified,

Titus 3:1

Remind people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready and willing to do good,

Titus 3:8

This is a faithful and trustworthy saying; and concerning these things I want you to speak with great confidence, so that those who have believed God [that is, those who have trusted in, relied on, and accepted Christ Jesus as Savior,] will be careful to participate in doing good and honorable things. These things are excellent [in themselves] and profitable for the people.

Titus 3:14

Our people must learn to do good deeds to meet necessary demands [whatever the occasion may require], so that they will not be unproductive.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds,

1 Peter 2:12

Keep your behavior excellent among the [unsaved] Gentiles [conduct yourself honorably, with graciousness and integrity], so that for whatever reason they may slander you as evildoers, yet by observing your good deeds they may [instead come to] glorify God in the day of visitation [when He looks upon them with mercy].

Deuteronomy 32:6


“Do you thus repay the Lord,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is not He your Father who has acquired you [as His own]?
He has made you and established you [as a nation].

Psalm 119:3


They do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.

Isaiah 19:25

whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My heritage.”

Isaiah 29:23


For when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst,
They will sanctify My Name;
They will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob
And will stand in awe and reverent fear of the God of Israel.

Isaiah 43:21


“The people whom I formed for Myself
Will make known My praise.

Isaiah 44:21


“Remember [the foolishness of] these things, O Jacob
And Israel, for you are My servant!
I formed you, you are My servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.

Isaiah 60:21


“Then all your people will be [uncompromisingly and consistently] righteous;
They will possess the land forever,
The branch of My planting,
The work of My hands,
That I may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3


To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following:
To give them a turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning],
The oil of joy instead of mourning,
The garment [expressive] of praise instead of a disheartened spirit.
So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God],
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Jeremiah 31:33

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” says the Lord, “I will put My law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Jeremiah 32:39-40

and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may [reverently] fear Me forever, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.

John 3:21

But whoever practices truth [and does what is right—morally, ethically, spiritually] comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence on Him].”

Acts 9:31

So the church throughout Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace [without persecution], being built up [in wisdom, virtue, and faith]; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort and encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it continued to grow [in numbers].

Acts 9:36

Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, (which translated into Greek means Dorcas). She was rich in acts of kindness and charity which she continually did.

1 John 1:7

but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

Deuteronomy 5:33

You shall walk [that is, live each and every day] in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long in the land which you will possess.

Psalm 51:10


Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 81:13


“Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!

Psalm 138:8


The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me;
Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O Lord, endures forever—
Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.

Isaiah 2:3-5


And many peoples shall come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
To the house (temple) of the God of Jacob;
That He may teach us His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For the law will go out from Zion
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Matthew 5:16

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.

John 3:3-6

Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.”

Romans 8:1

Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].

Romans 8:29

For those whom He foreknew [and loved and chose beforehand], He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son [and ultimately share in His complete sanctification], so that He would be the firstborn [the most beloved and honored] among many believers.

2 Corinthians 5:5

Now He who has made us and prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the [Holy] Spirit as a pledge [a guarantee, a down payment on the fulfillment of His promise].

Galatians 6:15

For neither is circumcision anything [of any importance], nor uncircumcision, but [only] a new creation [which is the result of a new birth—a spiritual transformation—a new nature in Christ Jesus].

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once walked. You were following the ways of this world [influenced by this present age], in accordance with the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit who is now at work in the disobedient [the unbelieving, who fight against the purposes of God].

1 Timothy 2:10

but instead adorned by good deeds [helping others], as is proper for women who profess to worship God.

1 Timothy 5:10

and has a reputation for good deeds; [she is eligible] if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the feet of the saints (God’s people), if she has assisted the distressed, and has devoted herself to doing good in every way.

1 Timothy 5:25

Likewise, good deeds are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be hidden [indefinitely].

1 John 2:6

whoever says he lives in Christ [that is, whoever says he has accepted Him as God and Savior] ought [as a moral obligation] to walk and conduct himself just as He walked and conducted Himself.

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