to be submissive to rulers and authorities, 1 to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
to speak evil of no one, 3 to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and 4 to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,
he saved us,
not because of works done by us in righteousness, but 8 according to his own mercy, by 9 the washing of regeneration and 10 renewal of the Holy Spirit,
poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
being justified by his grace we might become 13 heirs 14 according to the hope of eternal life.
The saying is
trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful 16 to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.