Tinted Glasses on Eph 2:8,9

Speaking of languages, here’s a question: how do different believers read Eph 2:8 an 9? Or, how do you lose all your readers in one fell swoop?

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves, it is the gift of God; not by works, lest anyone should
boast. -"Original"

For by prevenient grace leading to grace you have been saved through
faith after prevenient grace; and your faith is all yourself since all
types of grace are a gift of God; and kept by works, lest you lose your faith and fall
away. –Arminian Bible

For by grace you have been saved through regeneration by the Holy
Spirit; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not by
faith, lest anyone should boast. –Calvinist Bible

For by grace you have been saved through faith and works; and that
sort-of from yourselves, but also a gift of God; not just by faith or
just by works, lest it’s in vain. –Catholic Bible

For by God’s good grace you have been saved through faith in God’s
goodness for your prosperity; and that all by focusing on the
good—which is a gift of God; not for boasting (which is bad) but for
being humble (which is good). –Prosperity Movements

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not by
itself—it is one of the many gifts of God that you will be performing
miraculously; not by your works—but God’s miraculous works evident in
the church—lest anyone should boast, fall away and the Spirit be taken away. –Charismatic Bible

Added by David ’cause it was hilarious: By grace you have been saved from your previous state of uselessness
through finding your SHAPE, and that not of diligent Bible study, it is
the result of blindly following RW through 40 days of mistranslation,
eisegesis, and painfully distorted hermeneutics, lest God get the glory. -Purpose Driven Movement

Go on over a read Doug’s versions. The He-Man one literally had me laughing out loud in my cubicle.

That’s all I could come up with. You got any? Mind you, these aren’t meant to be thrown gauntlets…just being funny.

-r-

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