Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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;

Bible References

By works

Luke 10:27
And he, answering, said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
Romans 3:20
because, by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the law is the knowledge of sin.
Romans 4:5
but to him that works not, but believes on Him Who justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.
Romans 9:11
(for, the children being not yet born, nor having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him Who calleth),
Romans 11:6
But, if by grace, it is no longer of works; otherwise the grace becomes no longer grace. [But, if of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise, the work is no longer work.]
Galatians 2:16
yet knowing that a man is not justified by works of 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 works of law; because by works of law no flesh shall be justified.
Galatians 3:16
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 your Seed"; which is Christ.
Ephesians 2:4
but God, being rich in mercy, on account of His great love wherewith He loved us,
2 Timothy 1:9
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 eternal ages,

Washing

John 3:3
Jesus answered, and said to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless one be born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
1 Corinthians 6:11
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, and in the Spirit of our God.
Ephesians 5:26
that He might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of the water in the word,
1 Peter 3:21
which, in its anti-type, immersion, now saves you also (not a putting away of the filth of flesh, but the requirement of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

Renewing

Romans 12:2
and he not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God.
Ephesians 4:23
and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Colossians 3:10
and having put on the new man who is being renewed unto full knowledge, according to the image of Him Who created him;
Hebrews 6:6
and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they are crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh, and putting Him to open shame.

General references

Romans 9:16
So, then, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God Who hath mercy.
Ephesians 2:9
not of works, lest any one should boast;
1 John 4:19
We love, because He first loved us.