10 For we are (A)His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

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10 For we are His workmanship, (A)created in (B)Christ Jesus for (C)good works, which God (D)prepared beforehand so that we would (E)walk in them.

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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].(A)

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10 For we are God’s handiwork,(A) created(B) in Christ Jesus to do good works,(C) which God prepared in advance for us to do.

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

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14 (A)who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed (B)and purify for Himself (C)His own special people, zealous for good works.

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14 who (A)gave Himself for us (B)to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to (C)purify for Himself a (D)people for His own possession, (E)eager for good deeds.

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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.(A)

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14 who gave himself for us(A) to redeem us from all wickedness(B) and to purify(C) for himself a people that are his very own,(D) eager to do what is good.(E)

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14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

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21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been (A)done in God.”

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21 But the one who (A)practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds will be revealed [a]as having been performed in God.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:21 Lit that they have been

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].”

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21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

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21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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Benediction, Final Exhortation, Farewell

20 Now may (A)the God of peace (B)who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, (C)that great Shepherd of the sheep, (D)through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you [a]complete in every good work to do His will, (E)working in [b]you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 13:21 perfect
  2. Hebrews 13:21 NU, M us

Benediction

20 Now may (A)the God of peace, who (B)brought up from the dead the (C)great Shepherd of the sheep [a]through (D)the blood of the (E)eternal covenant, that is, Jesus our Lord, 21 (F)equip you in every good thing to do His will, (G)working in us that (H)which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, (I)to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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  1. Hebrews 13:20 Lit in

Benediction

20 Now may the God of peace [the source of serenity and spiritual well-being] who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood that sealed and ratified the eternal covenant,(A) 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.

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Benediction and Final Greetings

20 Now may the God of peace,(A) who through the blood of the eternal covenant(B) brought back from the dead(C) our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,(D) 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will,(E) and may he work in us(F) what is pleasing to him,(G) through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.(H)

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20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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16 Let your light so shine before men, (A)that they may see your good works and (B)glorify your Father in heaven.

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