"Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
"Who gave himself for us, so that he might make us free from all wrongdoing, and make for himself a people clean in heart and on fire with good works."
—2:14 Basic English Bible
"Who gave Himself for us to purchase our freedom from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a people who should be specially His own, zealous for doing good works."
"Who gave himself for us, that he might recover us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a new people, who are zealous in good works."
—Murdock (Aramaic Peshitta)
"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:"
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."
—Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version ©1982 Thomas Nelson
"This embodies the Ideal of the universal brotherhood of man, which, however, is not yet attained … all seek fellowship on the basis of narrower relationships … ."
—I Ching #13 (end note) P. 456
"This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain."