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17 So I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds;(A) 18 darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart,(B) 19 they have become callous and have handed themselves over to licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess.(C) 20 That is not how you learned Christ, 21 assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, 22 that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires,(D) 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,(E) 24 and put on[a] the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.(F)

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  1. 4:24 Put on: in baptism. See note on Gal 3:27.