[a]Not of works, lest any man should boast himself.

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

11 [c]Wherefore remember that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, and [d]called uncircumcision of them, which are [e]called circumcision in the flesh, made with hands,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 2:9 He taketh away expressly and namely from our works the praise of justification, seeing that the good works themselves are the effects of grace in us.
  2. Ephesians 2:10 He speaketh here of grace, and not of nature: therefore be the works never so good, look what they are, they are it of grace.
  3. Ephesians 2:11 Applying the former doctrine to the Gentiles, he showeth that they were not only as the Jews, by nature, but also after an especial sort, strangers and without God: and therefore they ought so much the rather remember that same so great a benefit of God.
  4. Ephesians 2:11 You were called no otherwise than Gentiles, that all the world might witness of your uncleanness.
  5. Ephesians 2:11 Of the Jews which were known from you by the mark of circumcision, the mark of the covenant.