Titus 3:5
Good News Translation
he saved us. It was not because of any good deeds that we ourselves had done, but because of his own mercy that he saved us, through the Holy Spirit, who gives us new birth and new life by washing us.

Contemporary English Version
He saved us because of his mercy, and not because of any good things we have done. God washed us by the power of the Holy Spirit. He gave us new birth and a fresh beginning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost.

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Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost.

by works.

Job 9:20 If I would justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me: if I would shew myself innocent, he shall prove me wicked.

Job 15:14 What is man that he should be without spot, and he that is born of a woman that he should appear just?

Job 25:4 Can man be justified compared with God, or he that is born of a woman appear clean?

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.

Isaiah 57:12 I will declare thy justice, and thy works shall not profit thee.

Luke 10:27-29 He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself. . . .

Romans 3:20,28 Because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before him. For by the law is the knowledge of sin. . . .

Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, yet believeth in him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God.

Romans 9:11,16,30 For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand): . . .

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, it is not now by works: otherwise grace is no more grace.

Galatians 2:16 But knowing that man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, we also believe in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by the faith of Christ and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

Galatians 3:16-21 To Abraham were the promises made and to his seed. He saith not: And to his seeds as of many. But as of one: And to thy seed, which is Christ. . . .

Ephesians 2:4,8,9 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .

2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

according.

Titus 3:4 But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared:

Psalm 62:12 And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.

Psalm 86:5,15 For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee. . . .

Psalm 130:7 Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

Luke 1:50,54,72,78 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him. . . .

Ephesians 1:6,7 Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us, in his beloved son. . . .

Hebrews 4:16 Let us go therefore with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may obtain mercy and find grace in seasonable aid.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

1 Peter 2:10 Who in times past were not a people: but are now the people of God. Who had not obtained mercy: but now have obtained mercy.

washing.

John 3:3-5 Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such some of you were. But you are washed: but you are sanctified: but you are justified: in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life:

1 Peter 3:21 Whereunto baptism, being of the like form, now saveth you also: not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but, the examination of a good conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

renewing.

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

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and the acceptable and the perfect will of God.

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in spirit of your mind:

Colossians 3:10 And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of him that created him.

Hebrews 6:6 And are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God and making him a mockery.

Context
God's Mercy to Us
4But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared: 5Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost. 6Whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour:…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 9:5
For it is not for thy justices, and the uprightness of thy heart that thou shalt go in to possess their lands: but because they have done wickedly, they are destroyed at thy coming in: and that the Lord might accomplish his word, which he promised by oath to thy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Ezekiel 36:25
And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols.

Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you in water unto penance, but he that shall come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire.

John 3:5
Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 11:14
If, by any means, I may provoke to emulation them who are my flesh and may save some of them.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and the acceptable and the perfect will of God.

Ephesians 2:4
But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us

Ephesians 2:9
Not of works, that no man may glory.

Ephesians 5:26
That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life:

2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world:

Hebrews 10:22
Let us draw near with a true heart, in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

1 Peter 3:21
Whereunto baptism, being of the like form, now saveth you also: not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but, the examination of a good conscience towards God by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Additional Translations
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.

He saved us, not by works in righteousness that we did, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

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;

not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

not on the principle of works which [have been done] in righteousness which we had done, but according to his own mercy he saved us through [the] washing of regeneration and renewal of [the] Holy Spirit,

not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost,

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 Spirit;

as righteous men, had done, but as the result of His own mercy He saved us by means of the bath of regeneration and the renewal of our natures by the Holy Spirit,

not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

(not by works that are in righteousness that we did but according to His kindness,) He did save us, through a bathing of regeneration, and a renewing of the Holy Spirit,
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