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Titus 3:3-5

Titus 3:3-5 King James Version (KJV)
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 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;

Titus 3:3-5 Good News Translation (GNT)

3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and wrong. We were slaves to passions and pleasures of all kinds. We spent our lives in malice and envy; others hated us and we hated them. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior was revealed, 5 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.

Good News Translation (GNT) Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

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3 We once lived in the ways of the world but we now have Jesus and should live in His ways not ours. We were disobedient not just to God but to man’s authority as well. We were deceived and didn’t believe the truth which is in Jesus. We were slaves to self now we are servants of the Lord. We were full of hate and now we can be full of God’s love.

4 The kindness, His love was shown on the cross and us personally it was shown when we received His grace by faith in Jesus.

5 We can never and could never do enough to deserve what we gain thru grace. We can only be saved by Christ. He changes us in a way no works could ever do, we become His work.