22 But (A)be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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22 (A)But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves.

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22 But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth].

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22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.(A)

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22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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The Elders’ Task

10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle (A)talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

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10 (A)For there are many (B)rebellious people, (C)empty talkers and deceivers, especially (D)those of the circumcision,

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10 For there are many rebellious men who are empty talkers [just windbags] and deceivers; especially those of the circumcision [those Jews who insist that Gentile believers must be circumcised and keep the Law in order to be saved].

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Rebuking Those Who Fail to Do Good

10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk(A) and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.(B)

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10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

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(A)He who says he abides in Him (B)ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

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the one who says that he (A)remains in Him (B)ought, himself also, walk just as He walked.

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whoever says he lives in Christ [that is, whoever says he has accepted Him as God and Savior] ought [as a moral obligation] to walk and conduct himself just as He walked and conducted Himself.

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Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.(A)

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He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

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(A)As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

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Therefore, as you have received (A)Christ Jesus the Lord, so [a](B)walk in Him,

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:6 Or lead your life

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in [union with] Him [reflecting His character in the things you do and say—living lives that lead others away from sin],

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Spiritual Fullness in Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,(A) continue to live your lives in him,

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As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

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Therefore we were (A)buried with Him through baptism into death, that (B)just as Christ was raised from the dead by (C)the glory of the Father, (D)even so we also should walk in newness of life.

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Therefore we have been (A)buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was (B)raised from the dead through the (C)glory of the Father, so we too may walk in (D)newness of life.

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