3 aFor we also once were foolish ourselves, bdisobedient, cdeceived, denslaved to evarious lusts and pleasures, spending our life in fmalice and fenvy, hateful, hating one another.
4 But when the akindness of bGod our Savior and His love for mankind cappeared,
5 aHe saved us, bnot on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but caccording to His mercy, by the dwashing of regeneration and erenewing by the Holy Spirit,
6 awhom He poured out upon us brichly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made aheirs 1according to the hope of eternal life.