But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5
he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6
whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7
so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.