Titus 3:3-9

For (A)we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when (B)the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, (C)not because of works done by us in righteousness, but (D)according to his own mercy, by (E)the washing of regeneration and (F)renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he (G)poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that (H)being justified by his grace we might become (I)heirs (J)according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is (K)trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful (L)to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But (M)avoid foolish (N)controversies, (O)genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for (P)they are unprofitable and worthless.

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