Parallel Verses

Amplified

Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]

New American Standard Bible

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

King James Version

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Holman Bible

not from works, so that no one can boast.

International Standard Version

and not the result of actions, to put a stop to all boasting.

A Conservative Version

not from works, so that not any man may boast.

American Standard Version

not of works, that no man should glory.

An Understandable Version

It was not the result of your own [good] deeds [See Titus 3:5], so that no one could boast [about it].

Anderson New Testament

not by works, lest any one should boast.

Bible in Basic English

Not by works, so that no man may take glory to himself.

Common New Testament

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Daniel Mace New Testament

it is the gift of God) but not by works, so that no man can boast:

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

not of works, in order that no one may boast:

Goodspeed New Testament

It has not been earned, so that no one can boast of it.

John Wesley New Testament

it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Julia Smith Translation

Not of works, lest any one should boast.

King James 2000

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[it is] not from works, so that no one can boast.

Modern King James verseion

not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and cometh not of works, lest any man should boast himself.

Moffatt New Testament

not the outcome of what you have done ??lest anyone should pride himself on that;

Montgomery New Testament

It is not of works, so that any one can boast of it;

NET Bible

it is not from works, so that no one can boast.

New Heart English Bible

not of works, that no one would boast.

Noyes New Testament

not of works, lest any one should boast.

Sawyer New Testament

not of works, that no one may boast;

The Emphasized Bible

Not from works, lest anyone should boast.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not by works, lest any man should boast;

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is not due to obedience to Law, lest any one should boast.

Webster

Not by works, lest any man should boast.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

It is not the result of what anyone can do, so that no one can boast of it.

World English Bible

not of works, that no one would boast.

Worrell New Testament

not of works, lest any one should boast;

Worsley New Testament

for we are his workmanship,

Youngs Literal Translation

not of works, that no one may boast;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 2:9

Devotionals containing Ephesians 2:9

References

Images Ephesians 2:9

Prayers for Ephesians 2:9

Context Readings

Made Alive In Christ

8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; 9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.] 10 For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:9

[For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

Romans 3:20

For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [ not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].

1 Corinthians 1:29-31

So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

Romans 3:27-28

Then what becomes of [our] pride and [our] boasting? It is excluded (banished, ruled out entirely). On what principle? [On the principle] of doing good deeds? No, but on the principle of faith.

Romans 4:2

For if Abraham was justified ( established as just by acquittal from guilt) by good works [that he did, then] he has grounds for boasting. But not before God!

Romans 9:11

And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls [them],

Romans 9:16

So then [God's gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God's mercy. [It depends not on one's own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God's having mercy on him.]

Romans 11:6

But if it is by grace (His unmerited favor and graciousness), it is no longer conditioned on works or anything men have done. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace [it would be meaningless].

Titus 3:3-5

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

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