Ephesians 2:10

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers
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King James Version

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
New King James Version

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
New American Standard Bible

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
New International Version

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The Amplified Bible

For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

for we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus with a view to good works which God prepared beforehand in order that within their sphere we may order our behavior.
Phillips’ Modern English

for we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus with a view to good works which God prepared beforehand in order that within their sphere we may order our behavior.
Williams’ Language of the People

For He has made us what we are, because He has created us through our union with Christ Jesus for doing good deeds which He beforehand planned for us to do.
 
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