But when the kindness and love of God our Savior was revealed,
he saved us. It was not because of any good deeds that we ourselves had done, but because of his own mercy that he saved us, through the Holy Spirit, who gives us new birth and new life by washing us.
God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior,
so that by his grace we might be put right with God and come into possession of the eternal life we hope for.