But when the kindness(A) and love of God our Savior(B) appeared,(C) 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, whom he poured out on us(I) generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace,(J) we might become heirs(K) having the hope(L) of eternal life.(M)

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When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 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] He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:5 Greek He saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

But when (A)the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 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, whom he (F)poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that (G)being justified by his grace we might become (H)heirs (I)according to the hope of eternal life.

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