“He saved us”



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“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;”

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Titus 3:5 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not Not
by ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) by
works ἔργων Toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act works
of ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc of
righteousness δικαιοσύνῃ Equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification righteousness
which ὧν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
we ἡμεῖς We (only used when emphatic) we
have done, ἐποιήσαμεν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) done
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
according to κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) according
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
mercy ἔλεον Compassion (human or divine, especially active) mercy
he saved ἔσωσεν To save, i.e., deliver or protect (literally or figuratively) saved
us, ἡμᾶς Us us
by διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) by
the washing λουτροῦ A bath, i.e., (figuratively), baptism washing
of regeneration, παλιγγενεσίας (spiritual) rebirth (the state or the act), i.e., (figuratively) spiritual renovation; specially, Messianic restoration regeneration
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
renewing ἀνακαινώσεως Renovation renewing
of the Holy ἁγίου Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) Holy
Ghost; πνεύματος A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Ghost

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  • 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;

  • 6  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

  • 7  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.


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