The Christian’s Walk
17 aSo this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, bthat you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the cfutility of their mind,
18 being adarkened in their understanding, 1bexcluded from the life of God because of the cignorance that is in them, because of the dhardness of their heart;
19 and they, having abecome callous, bhave given themselves over to csensuality 1for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
20 But you did not alearn 1Christ in this way,
21 if indeed you ahave heard Him and have bbeen taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you alay aside the bold 1self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the clusts of deceit,
23 and that you be arenewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and aput on the bnew 1self, which 2cin the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
25 Therefore, alaying aside falsehood, bspeak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are cmembers of one another.
26 aBe angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
27 and do not agive the devil 1an opportunity.
28 He who steals must steal no longer; but rather ahe must labor, bperforming with his own hands what is good, cso that he will have something to share with 1one who has need.
29 Let no 1aunwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for bedification 2according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
30 aDo not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, 1by whom you were bsealed for the day of redemption.
31 aLet all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be bput away from you, along with all cmalice.