Ephesians 2:9
Contemporary English Version
It isn't something you have earned, so there is nothing you can brag about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not of works, that no man may glory.

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Not of works, that no man may glory.

Romans 3:20,27,28 Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin. . . .

Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.

Romans 9:11,16 For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand): . . .

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, it is not now by works: otherwise grace is no more grace.

1 Corinthians 1:29-31 That no flesh should glory in his sight. . . .

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

Titus 3:3-5 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .

Context
Alive with Christ
8For by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God. 9Not of works, that no man may glory. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.…
Cross References
Romans 3:28
For we account a man to be justified by faith, without the works of the law.

1 Corinthians 1:29
That no flesh should glory in his sight.

2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

Titus 3:5
Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost.

Additional Translations
not by works, so that no one can boast.

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

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

not of works, that no man should glory.

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

not of works, that no man should glory.

Not by works, lest any man should boast.

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

not of works, that no one would boast.

not of works, that no one may boast;
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