It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity(A) that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness(B) of these nations,(C) the Lord your God will drive them out(D) before you, to accomplish what he swore(E) to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.(F)

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If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.(A)

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He has saved(A) us and called(B) us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done(C) but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

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he saved us,(A) not because of righteous things we had done,(B) but because of his mercy.(C) He saved us through the washing(D) of rebirth and renewal(E) by the Holy Spirit,

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