Titus 3:5
He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
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by works.

Job 9:20
Even if I were righteous, my mouth would condemn me; if I were blameless, it would declare me guilty.

Job 15:14
What is man, that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

Job 25:4
How then can a man be just before God? How can one born of woman be pure?

Psalm 143:2
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous before You.

Isaiah 57:12
I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not profit you.

Luke 10:27-29
He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' and 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" . . .

Romans 3:20, 28
Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the Law. For the Law merely brings awareness of sin. . . .

Romans 4:5
However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.

Romans 9:11, 16, 30
Yet before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's plan of election might stand, . . .

Romans 11:6
And if it is by grace, then it is no longer by works. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.

Galatians 2:16
know that a man is not justified by works of the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law, because by works of the Law no one will be justified.

Galatians 3:16-21
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture does not say, "and to seeds, " meaning many, but "and to your seed, " meaning One, who is Christ. . . .

Ephesians 2:4, 8, 9
But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, . . .

2 Timothy 1:9
He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not because of our own works, but by His own purpose and by the grace He granted us in Christ Jesus before time eternal.


Titus 3:4
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,

Psalm 62:12
and loving devotion to You, O Lord. For You will repay each man according to his deeds.

Psalm 86:5, 15
For You, O Lord, are kind and forgiving, rich in loving devotion to all who call on You. . . .

Psalm 130:7
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is loving devotion, and with Him is redemption in abundance.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance--who does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in loving devotion?

Luke 1:50, 54, 72, 78
His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. . . .

Ephesians 1:6, 7
to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One. . . .

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 2:10
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.


John 3:3-5
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." . . .

1 Corinthians 6:11
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 5:26
to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

1 Peter 3:21
And this water symbolizes the baptism that now saves you--not the removal of dirt from the body, but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,


Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 4:23
to be renewed in the spirit of your minds;

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Hebrews 6:6
and then have fallen away--to be restored again to repentance, because they themselves are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to open shame.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

King James Bible
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saved us-- not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy -- through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

International Standard Version
Twas not for deeds that we had done, but by his steadfast love alone, he saved us through a second birth, renewed us by the Spirit's work,

NET Bible
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Not by works of righteousness that we had done, but by his own love he gave us life, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of The Spirit of Holiness,
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