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. For this you know with certainty, that (AB)no sexually immoral or [l]impure or greedy person, which [m]amounts to an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom (AC)of Christ and God.

(AD)See that no one deceives you with empty words, for because of these things (AE)the wrath of God comes upon (AF)the [n]sons of disobedience.


  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
  12. Ephesians 5:5 I.e., morally impure
  13. Ephesians 5:5 Lit is
  14. Ephesians 5:6 I.e., people opposed to God

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