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to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5
he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6
whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7
so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.