(A)Therefore put to death (B)your members which are on the earth: (C)fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, (D)which is idolatry. (E)Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon (F)the sons of disobedience, (G)in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

(H)But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who (I)is renewed in knowledge (J)according to the image of Him who (K)created him, 11 where there is neither (L)Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, (M)but Christ is all and in all.

Character of the New Man

12 Therefore, (N)as the elect of God, holy and beloved, (O)put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 (P)bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 (Q)But above all these things (R)put on love, which is the (S)bond of perfection. 15 And let (T)the peace of God rule in your hearts, (U)to which also you were called (V)in one body; and (W)be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another (X)in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And (Y)whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

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