Translation © by David Kenneth Smith

Aus Gnaden seid ihr seelig Worden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Aus Gnade seid ihr selig worden
durch den Glauben,
und das Salbe nicht aus euch:
Gottes Gabe ist es,
nicht aus den Werken,
auf daß sich nicht jemand rühme.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "By grace you have been saved", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: David Kenneth Smith , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2016-02-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 29

By grace you have been saved
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
By grace you have been saved
through faith,
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God,
not of works,
that no one should boast.

(Ephesians 2:8-9)


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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 27