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Ephesians 4:17Ephesians 5:21

B. The Living Needed in the Daily Walk

1. Basic Principles

17 This therefore I say and 1testify ain the Lord, that you no longer 2bwalk as the cGentiles also dwalk in the 3evanity of their mind,

18 Being 1adarkened in their understanding, alienated from the 2blife of God because of the 3cignorance which is in them, because of the 4dhardness of their heart;

19 Who, 1abeing past feeling, have bgiven themselves over to lasciviousness to work all uncleanness in greediness.

20 But you did not so 1alearn Christ,

21 If indeed you have heard Him and have been ataught in Him as the 1breality is in Jesus,

22 1That you 2aput off, as regards your 3former manner of life, the 4bold man, which is being corrupted according to the lusts of 5the deceit,

23 And that you be 1arenewed in the 2bspirit of your mind

24 And 1aput on the 2bnew man, which was ccreated according to 3God in 4drighteousness and 4eholiness of 5the freality.

2. The Details of This Living

25 1Therefore having aput off the 2blie, speak 2ctruth each one with his neighbor, for we are dmembers one of another.

26 Be 1aangry, yet do bnot sin; do not let the csun go down on your 2dindignation,

27 Neither 1give place to the adevil.

28 He who steals should 1asteal no more, but rather should 2blabor, working with his own chands in 3that which is respectable, that he may have something to 2dshare with him who has need.

29 Let no 1acorrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but only that which is good for 2bbuilding up, according to the need, that it may give 3cgrace to those who hear.

30 And do not 1agrieve the Holy 2Spirit of God, 3in whom you were 4bsealed 5unto the day of 6credemption.

31 Let all bitterness and anger and wrath and clamor and evil speaking be aremoved from you, with all malice.

32 And be akind to one another, 1btenderhearted, 2cforgiving one another, even as 3God in Christ also 4forgave you.


1 Be therefore 1aimitators of God, as beloved children;

2 And awalk in 1blove, even as 2Christ also cloved 3us and gave Himself up for us, an 4offering and a 4dsacrifice to God for a 5esweet-smelling savor.

3 But 1afornication and all uncleanness or greediness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for 2saints,

4 And aobscenity and foolish talking or sly, filthy jesting, which are not becoming, but rather the 1bgiving of thanks.

5 For this you 1realize, 2knowing that every fornicator or unclean person or greedy person (who is an idolater) has no inheritance in the 3akingdom of Christ and of God.

6 Let no one deceive you with avain words, for because of these things the bwrath of God is coming upon the csons of disobedience.

7 Therefore do not be apartakers with them;

8 For you were aonce 1bdarkness but are now 1clight din the Lord; 2ewalk as 3fchildren of light

9 (For the afruit of the light consists in all 1goodness and brighteousness and ctruth),

10 aProving what is well pleasing to the Lord.

11 And do not aparticipate in the 1unfruitful bworks of darkness, but rather even 2creprove them.

12 For the things which are done by them in secret it is shameful even to speak of.

13 But all things which are 1areproved are made manifest by the light; for everything that makes bmanifest is light.

14 Therefore He says, aAwake, 1sleeper, and barise from the cdead, and 2Christ will dshine on you.

15 1Look therefore carefully how you awalk, not as unwise, but as bwise,

16 1aRedeeming the time, because the 2bdays are evil.

17 Therefore do not be foolish, but 1aunderstand what the bwill of the Lord is.

18 And do not be 1drunk with awine, in which is dissoluteness, but be 1bfilled in cspirit,

19 1Speaking to one another in 2apsalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord,

20 aGiving thanks 1at all times for all things 2in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father,

21 Being 1asubject to 2one another in the 3fear of Christ: