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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For (A)by grace you have been saved (B)through faith; and [a]that not of yourselves, it is (C)the gift of God; (D)not as a result of works, so that (E)no one may boast.

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  1. Ephesians 2:8 I.e. that salvation

(A)For by grace you have been saved (B)through faith, and that not of yourselves; (C)it is the gift of God, not of (D)works, lest anyone should (E)boast.

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But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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But when the (A)kindness of (B)God our Savior and His love for mankind (C)appeared, (D)He saved us, (E)not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but (F)according to His mercy, by the (G)washing of regeneration and (H)renewing by the Holy Spirit, (I)whom He poured out upon us (J)richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made (K)heirs [a]according to the hope of eternal life.

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  1. Titus 3:7 Or of eternal life according to hope

But when (A)the kindness and the love of (B)God our Savior toward man appeared, (C)not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through (D)the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, (E)whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace (F)we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?

For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

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Justification by Faith Evidenced in Old Testament

What then shall we say that Abraham, [a]our forefather (A)according to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified [b]by works, he has something to boast about, but (B)not [c]before God. For what does the Scripture say? “(C)Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who (D)works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but (E)believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

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  1. Romans 4:1 Or our forefather, has found according to the flesh
  2. Romans 4:2 Lit out of
  3. Romans 4:2 Lit toward

Abraham Justified by Faith(A)

What then shall we say that (B)Abraham our (C)father[a] has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was (D)justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? (E)“Abraham believed God, and it was [b]accounted to him for righteousness.” Now (F)to him who works, the wages are not counted [c]as grace but as debt.

David Celebrates the Same Truth

But to him who (G)does not work but believes on Him who justifies (H)the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also (I)describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

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  1. Romans 4:1 Or (fore)father according to the flesh has found?
  2. Romans 4:3 imputed, credited, reckoned, counted
  3. Romans 4:4 according to

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

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But (A)if it is by grace, it is no longer [a]on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.

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  1. Romans 11:6 Lit out of

And (A)if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. [a]But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.

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  1. Romans 11:6 NU omits the rest of v. 6.