1He saved us, 2not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but 3according to His mercy, by the 4washing of regeneration and 5renewing by the Holy Spirit,
6whom He poured out upon us 7richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
so that being justified by His grace we would be made 8heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
9This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I 10want you to speak confidently, so that those who have 11believed God will be careful to 12engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
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