Our Sins, For Us that were Save and for Good Works
Ephesians 2:1-10 King James Version (KJV)
2 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
In the above verses its stated that we are sinners and dead from it but “He” quickened it or make us alive or recover or save. It is also said in time past or long ago we are sinners in the natural way our world runs our lust of flesh especially the topmost is the “mind” where the first action comes first, were sinner all of us in the past by nature as children wrath.
“But” Because God Who is rich in mercy or loving and forgiving that He has great love to us, He love us.
Together with Christ He quickened Us , recover or make alive or saved
The meaning of raised us up together and sit us in heavenly places, 1 maybe in Heaven which where God lives, 2 maybe in places where we have rich, good and plenty of life or easy life , 3 or in the ages to come or in the future the heavenly places designated for us.
Even we are sinners from the past time because of “grace” in the American Bible, favor or Love of GOD or goodwill of God we are save through or means of faith to God a confidence or trust or belief to God, that was a gift from God “a gift” which has no waiting in return. That should be humbled and not be excessive pride or boast and not through the works of Us or any of Us , I think it His “Will” of God
Because We are or Us the “children of God” as his workmanship, in Christ to do good that it was commanded before that we should do “good”.
Anyone is Free or Welcome to comment positive or negative
What does it mean to you "By Grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourself, it is the gift of God? "
Its for the "Grace" of God , a Love of God, Favor, or Good will , a pleasant outcome, kindness of God,. And through faith , a trust or confidence or beliefs of God, "One Word you trust the Word and you Obey". AND NOT OF YOURSELF, it is a gift from God.
Means the Judgement of God of Saving through all of Us is not related to Our Works or any of Our Dids, its through a gift of God, a gift which is given freely and no waiting in return. In His place think ,why do We give gifts as Humans? But As of God maybe or not God think differently like giving gifts, I DONT KNOW , PROMISE.
Here's another version of the same scripture you might find easier to read:
Made Alive with Christ
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.* He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) 6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
I have no contradictions, opposition, or objection, and i firmly agree or trust those explanation or rephrase of words , thank you for other translation it helps the reader Madam Carla, Godbless
You're welcome Raven. God Bless.