Colossians 3:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

New Living Translation
Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.

English Standard Version
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

New American Standard Bible
Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,

King James Bible
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self with its practices

International Standard Version
Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old nature with its practices

NET Bible
Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither should you cheat one another, but put off the old man with all of his ways,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't lie to each other. You've gotten rid of the person you used to be and the life you used to live,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lie not one to another, putting off the old man with his deeds

King James 2000 Bible
Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

American King James Version
Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

American Standard Version
lie not one to another; seeing that ye have put off the old man with his doings,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with his deeds,

Darby Bible Translation
Do not lie to one another, having put off the old man with his deeds,

English Revised Version
lie not one to another; seeing that ye have put off the old man with his doings,

Webster's Bible Translation
Lie not one to another, seeing ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Weymouth New Testament
Do not speak falsehoods to one another, for you have stripped off the old self with its doings,

World English Bible
Don't lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his doings,

Young's Literal Translation
Lie not one to another, having put off the old man with his practices,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:5-11 It is our duty to mortify our members which incline to the things of the world. Mortify them, kill them, suppress them, as weeds or vermin which spread and destroy all about them. Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt workings, and no provision made for carnal indulgences. Occasions of sin must be avoided: the lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world; and covetousness, which is idolatry; love of present good, and of outward enjoyments. It is necessary to mortify sins, because if we do not kill them, they will kill us. The gospel changes the higher as well as the lower powers of the soul, and supports the rule of right reason and conscience, over appetite and passion. There is now no difference from country, or conditions and circumstances of life. It is the duty of every one to be holy, because Christ is a Christian's All, his only Lord and Saviour, and all his hope and happiness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - Lie not one to another, having stripped off the old man with his deeds (Ephesians 4:14, 15; 20-25; 1 Timothy 1:6; Revelation 21:8; Colossians 2:11; Romans 6:6; Romans 8:12, 13; Galatians 5:16, 24). The imperatives of vers. 5 and 8 were aorists, enjoining a single, decisive act; this is present, as in vers. 1, 2, 15, 18, etc., giving a rule of life. Only in Colossians and Ephesians do we find the apostle give a general warning against lying. What reason there was for this we cannot tell; unless it lay in the deceit of the heretical teachers (Colossians 2:8: comp. Ephesians 4:14, 15; Acts 20:30; 2 Corinthians 11:13; 1 Timothy 4:2; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 2:2; Revelation 3:9). The lying in question is uttered within the Church ("to one another"), and is fatal to its unity (ver. 11; Ephesians 4:25; Acts 20:28-30). The following aorist participles, "having stripped off" and "having put on" (ver. 10), may, grammatically, be part of the command - "strip off," etc., and "lie not" - as e.g. in 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Hebrews 12:1; or may state the fact on which that command is based. The latter view is preferable (Meyer, Alford, Ellicott, English Version; but see Lightfoot); for the participles describe a change already realized - a change of principle, which has, however, still to be more fully carried out in practice (Colossians 2:11-13, 20; Colossians 3:1, 3, 7, 11; Ephesians 4:20-24; Galatians 3:27, 28): in ver. 12 the imperative mood is resumed with an emphatic "therefore," implying a previous reference to fact. (On the double compound ἀπ εκ δυσάμενοι, "having stripped off (and put) away," see notes, Colossians 2:11, 15.) The "Old man"; is the former self, the "I no longer living" (Galatians 2:20) of the Colossian believer, to whom "the members that are upon the earth" (ver. 5) belonged - the entire sinful personality of "him who is in the flesh" (Romans 8:8). His "deeds" ("practices," "habits of doing," Romans 8:13; see Trench's 'Synonyms' on πράσσω) are the pursuits of which vers. 5, 8, 9 supply examples.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Lie not one to another.... Which is another vice of the tongue, and to which mankind are very prone, and ought not to be done to any, and particularly to one another; since the saints are members one of another, and of the same body, which makes the sin the more unnatural; of this vice; see Gill on Ephesians 4:25, and is another sin that is to be put off, or put away; that is to be abstained from, and not used. The arguments dissuading from this, and the rest, follow,

seeing that ye have put off the old man, with his deeds. The Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions read this as an exhortation, as they do the next verse also. Who is meant by the old man; see Gill on Romans 6:6, and what by putting him off; see Gill on Ephesians 4:22, and as for "his deeds", they are the same with the deceitful lusts there mentioned, and the works of the flesh in Galatians 5:19 and with the members of the body of sin in the context, Colossians 3:5. Some, as Beza, think, that here is an allusion to the rite of baptism in the primitive church; which, as he truly observes, was performed not by aspersion, but immersion; and which required a putting off, and a putting on of clothes, and when the baptized persons professed to renounce the sins of the flesh, and their former conversation, and to live a new life.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. (Eph 4:25.)

put off—Greek, "wholly put off"; utterly renounced [Tittmann]. (Eph 4:22).

the old man—the unregenerate nature which ye had before conversion.

his deeds—habits of acting.

Colossians 3:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Put on the New Self
8But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him--…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:5
The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.

Romans 6:6
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin--

Ephesians 4:22
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
Treasury of Scripture

Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

Lie.

Leviticus 19:11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: …

Jeremiah 9:3-5 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

Zephaniah 3:13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither …

Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth …

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: …

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for …

Titus 1:12,13 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians …

Revelation 21:8,27 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

ye.

Colossians 3:8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, …

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body …

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

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