Walk in Unity

I, therefore, the prisoner [a]of the Lord, [b]beseech you to (A)walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit (B)in the bond of peace. (C)There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; (D)one Lord, (E)one faith, (F)one baptism; (G)one God and Father of all, who is above all, and (H)through all, and in [c]you all.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:1 Lit. in
  2. Ephesians 4:1 exhort, encourage
  3. Ephesians 4:6 NU omits you; M us

The New Man

17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should (A)no longer walk as [a]the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the (B)blindness of their heart; 19 (C)who, being past feeling, (D)have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you (E)put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and (F)be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you (G)put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Do Not Grieve the Spirit

25 Therefore, putting away lying, (H)Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for (I)we are members of one another. 26 (J)“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 (K)nor give [b]place to the devil. 28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather (L)let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something (M)to give him who has need. 29 (N)Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but (O)what is good for necessary [c]edification, (P)that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And (Q)do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 (R)Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [d]clamor, and (S)evil speaking be put away from you, (T)with all malice. 32 And (U)be kind to one another, tenderhearted, (V)forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:17 NU omits the rest of
  2. Ephesians 4:27 an opportunity
  3. Ephesians 4:29 building up
  4. Ephesians 4:31 loud quarreling

Walk in Love

Therefore(A) be imitators of God as dear (B)children. And (C)walk in love, (D)as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God (E)for a sweet-smelling aroma.

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Walk in Light

For you were once darkness, but now you are (A)light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for (B)the fruit of the [a]Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 (C)finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have (D)no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather [b]expose them. 12 (E)For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But (F)all things that are [c]exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:

(G)“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”

Walk in Wisdom

15 (H)See then that you walk [d]circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 (I)redeeming the time, (J)because the days are evil.

17 (K)Therefore do not be unwise, but (L)understand (M)what the will of the Lord is. 18 And (N)do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another (O)in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making (P)melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 (Q)giving thanks always for all things to God the Father (R)in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 (S)submitting to one another in the fear of [e]God.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:9 NU light
  2. Ephesians 5:11 reprove
  3. Ephesians 5:13 reproved
  4. Ephesians 5:15 carefully
  5. Ephesians 5:21 NU Christ