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,
And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
which also after a true likeness doth now save you, even baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ;
And such were some of you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
and have put on the new man, that is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him:
who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
Though I be righteous, mine own mouth shall condemn me: Though I be perfect, it shall prove me perverse.
What is man, that he should be clean? And he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth lovingkindness; For thou renderest to every man according to his work.
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.
But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
O Israel, hope in Jehovah; For with Jehovah there is lovingkindness, And with him is plenteous redemption.
And enter not into judgment with thy servant; For in thy sight no man living is righteous.
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth over the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in lovingkindness.
And his mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.
He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy
To show mercy towards, our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;
Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through the law cometh the knowledge of sin.
We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.
for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:
But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,
Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need.
and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.