Titus 3:3-5 NIV

3 At one time1 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 kindness2 and love of God our Savior3 appeared,4

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5 he saved us,5 not because of righteous things we had done,6 but because of his mercy.7 He saved us through the washing8 of rebirth and renewal9 by the Holy Spirit,

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