For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – NIV
For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favour) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God AMP
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: KJVEphesians 2:8
For by grace, the free favour of God, as Ephesians 2:5, are ye, even ye Ephesians, Gentiles, who had not such promises made to you as the Jews had, Ephesians 2:12,
saved, from first to last, from your calling, Ephesians 2:5, to your glorification, Ephesians 2:6.
Objection. How are believers said to be saved, when they are not yet glorified?
- Because Christ their Head is glorified.
- Because their salvation, begun in their effectual calling, shall be as certainly accomplished in them as it is begun in them, and perfected in their Head, Christ.
Through faith; by which ye lay hold on the grace offered you in the gospel. Faith is not considered here as a work done by us, but as an instrument or means applying the grace and salvation tendered to us.
And that not of yourselves; not for your own worth, nor by your own strength.
It is the gift of God; that ye are saved is the gift of God, and therefore free and purely by grace.
God is opposed to self: gift relates not merely to faith immediately preceding, but to the whole sentence. Matthew Poole