f not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through g the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
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Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Ephesians 2:4 - 9
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.