25 Therefore, (A)ridding yourselves of falsehood, (B)speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, because we are (C)parts of one another. 26 (D)Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not (E)give the devil [a]an opportunity. 28 The one who steals must no longer steal; but rather (F)he must labor, (G)producing with his own hands what is good, (H)so that he will have something to share with the one who has need. 29 Let no [b](I)unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for (J)edification [c]according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear. 30 (K)Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, [d]by whom you were (L)sealed for the day of redemption. 31 (M)All bitterness, wrath, anger, [e]clamor, and slander must be (N)removed from you, along with all (O)malice. 32 (P)Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other, (Q)just as God in Christ also has forgiven [f]you.

Be Imitators of God

(R)Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and (S)walk in love, just as Christ also (T)loved [g]you and (U)gave Himself up for us, an (V)offering and a sacrifice to God [h]as a (W)fragrant aroma.

But (X)sexual immorality [i]or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among [j]saints; and there must be no (Y)filthiness [k]or foolish talk, or vulgar joking, which (Z)are not fitting, but rather (AA)giving of thanks.


  1. Ephesians 4:27 Lit a place
  2. Ephesians 4:29 Lit rotten
  3. Ephesians 4:29 Lit of the need
  4. Ephesians 4:30 Lit in
  5. Ephesians 4:31 Or shouting
  6. Ephesians 4:32 Two early mss us
  7. Ephesians 5:2 One early ms us
  8. Ephesians 5:2 Lit for an odor of fragrance
  9. Ephesians 5:3 Lit and all
  10. Ephesians 5:3 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  11. Ephesians 5:4 Lit and

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