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For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.(A)

But when the kindness and generous love
    of God our savior appeared,(B)
not because of any righteous deeds we had done
    but because of his mercy,
he saved us through the bath of rebirth
    and renewal by the holy Spirit,(C)
whom he richly poured out on us
    through Jesus Christ our savior,(D)
so that we might be justified by his grace
    and become heirs in hope of eternal life.(E)

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