New International Version
4 But when the kindness(A) and love of God our Savior(B) appeared,(C) 5 he saved us,(D) not because of righteous things we had done,(E) but because of his mercy.(F) He saved us through the washing(G) of rebirth and renewal(H) by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us(I) generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace,(J) we might become heirs(K) having the hope(L) of eternal life.(M)
New Living Translation
When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.[a] 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
- 3:5 Greek He saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
English Standard Version
4 But when (A)the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, (B)not because of works done by us in righteousness, but (C)according to his own mercy, by (D)the washing of regeneration and (E)renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he (F)poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that (G)being justified by his grace we might become (H)heirs (I)according to the hope of eternal life.Read full chapter