2 Corinthians 4
3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing,
4 among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.
5 For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
5 even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! –
6 and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
13 And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.
4 But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared,
5 he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.
18 By his sovereign plan he gave us birth through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
1 Peter 1
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
23 You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.
1 John 3
9 Everyone who has been fathered by God does not practice sin, because God’s seed resides in him, and thus he is not able to sin, because he has been fathered by God.