Ephesians 2:9-12 The Passion Translation (TPT)
9 So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving.
10 We have become his poetry,[a] a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works[b] we would do to fulfill it!
A New Humanity
11–12 So don’t forget that you were not born as Jews and were uncircumcised (circumcision itself is just a work of man’s hands); you had none of the Jewish covenants and laws; you were foreigners to Israel’s incredible heritage;[c] you were without the covenants and prophetic promises of the Messiah, the promised hope, and without God.