Ephesians 4:17-32

WPNT(i) 17 So then, I affirm and insist on this in the Lord: you must no longer carry on as the rest of the Gentiles do, in the futility of their mind, 18 having been darkened in their understanding, being alienated [as a continuing condition] from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts, 19 who, having become dead to hope, have abandoned themselves to depravity, greedily indulging in every kind of vileness. 20 Now that is not how you ‘learned Christ’— 21 if indeed you have heard Him and been taught by Him (as the truth is in Jesus): 22 that you put away, concerning your former way of life, the old man (that keeps on being corrupted by the deceitful desires), 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, created in the likeness of God, in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, ‘Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,’ for we are members of one another. 26 ‘Be angry but don’t sin’; do not let the sun set on your angry mood, 27 nor give an opportunity to the devil. 28 The one who steals must steal no longer, but rather let him work, doing something good with his hands, that he may have something to share with someone in need. 29 Let no evil word proceed from your mouth, but only what is good for edification, as needed, that it may impart grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor and slander be removed from you, with all malice. 32 Rather, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.