Titus 3:4-8 HCSB
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love
for mankind appeared,
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.
He poured out this Spirit on us abundantly
through Jesus Christ our Savior
so that, having been justified by His grace,
we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
HCSB: Holman Christian Standard Bible