Titus 3:1-7 NIV

Saved in Order to Do Good

1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,

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2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

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3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.

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4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,

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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,

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6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,

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7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

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