God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)
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.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)
He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
The Message (MSG)
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