Ephesians 4:24
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New International Version
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

New Living Translation
Put on your new nature, created to be like God--truly righteous and holy.

English Standard Version
and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

New American Standard Bible
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

King James Bible
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you put on the new self, the one created according to God's likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.

International Standard Version
and to clothe yourselves with the new nature, which was created according to God's image in righteousness and true holiness.

NET Bible
and to put on the new man who has been created in God's image--in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you should put on the new man, who has been created by God in righteousness and in the purity of the truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were also taught to become a new person created to be like God, truly righteous and holy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that ye put on the new man, which is created in conformity to God in righteousness and in the holiness of the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

American King James Version
And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

American Standard Version
and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And put on the new man, who according to God is created in justice and holiness of truth.

Darby Bible Translation
and [your] having put on the new man, which according to God is created in truthful righteousness and holiness.

English Revised Version
and put on the new man, which after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Weymouth New Testament
with that new and better self which has been created to resemble God in the righteousness and holiness which come from the truth.

World English Bible
and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

Young's Literal Translation
and to put on the new man, which, according to God, was created in righteousness and kindness of the truth.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:17-24 The apostle charged the Ephesians in the name and by the authority of the Lord Jesus, that having professed the gospel, they should not be as the unconverted Gentiles, who walked in vain fancies and carnal affections. Do not men, on every side, walk in the vanity of their minds? Must not we then urge the distinction between real and nominal Christians? They were void of all saving knowledge; they sat in darkness, and loved it rather than light. They had a dislike and hatred to a life of holiness, which is not only the way of life God requires and approves, and by which we live to him, but which has some likeness to God himself in his purity, righteousness, truth, and goodness. The truth of Christ appears in its beauty and power, when it appears as in Jesus. The corrupt nature is called a man; like the human body, it is of divers parts, supporting and strengthening one another. Sinful desires are deceitful lusts; they promise men happiness, but render them more miserable; and bring them to destruction, if not subdued and mortified. These therefore must be put off, as an old garment, a filthy garment; they must be subdued and mortified. But it is not enough to shake off corrupt principles; we must have gracious ones. By the new man, is meant the new nature, the new creature, directed by a new principle, even regenerating grace, enabling a man to lead a new life of righteousness and holiness. This is created, or brought forth by God's almighty power.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - And put on the new man. As the fruit of inward renewal, let there be outward renovation. A new object is clean, fresh, tidy; let your life have something of the same aspect - let your principles, aims, habits, be new, in the sense of being conformed to Christ, who is your life. Which after God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. "After God," equivalent to "after the image of him that created him" (Colossians 3:10). Some think" the new man" equivalent to "Christ" (Romans 13:14), constituted the Head of renewed humanity, as Adam of depraved. But this would not correspond with the exhortation to put off the old man, nor should we be exhorted to put on Christ after being exhorted to be renewed in the spirit of our minds. In what sense, then, has the "new man" been created? The idea presented itself to the apostle in the abstract - there has been a creation of a new man; but concretely, we have to conform to the Divine creation, in respect of righteousness and holiness; righteousness denoting personal uprightness and fidelity to all social duties; holiness, the state of the spirit toward God. The last words, "of truth," denote the relation of righteousness and holiness to the truth. The words are opposed to "of deceit" in ver. 22. Lust is bred of deceit, but righteousness and holiness of truth. They never deceive, never disappoint, are solid to the end.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And that ye put on the new man,.... Which some understand of Jesus Christ, who is truly and really man, and a new or extraordinary one, Jeremiah 31:22 and as such is God's creature, and is made after his image, and which appears in his perfect holiness and righteousness; and the phrase of putting on well agrees with him, Romans 13:14 whose righteousness is a garment, pure and spotless, and which is put on by the hand of faith: though rather by the "new man" is meant, the new nature, the new principle, or work of grace in the soul, elsewhere called a new creature; and it bears this name in opposition to, and distinction from the old man, or corruption of nature, before spoken of; and because it is "de noro", or anew, put into the hearts of men; it is not what was in them naturally; nor is it any old principle renewed, or wrought up in another and better form; but it is something that is infused, that was never there before: and because it is new in all its parts; such who have it, have new hearts and new spirits given unto them; they have new eyes to see with, and new ears to hear with, and new hands to handle and work with, and new feet to walk with; and they live a new life and conversation: so the Jews says of a man that truly repents of sin, and does not return to it, that he is , "a new man" (d): now to put on this new man, is not to make ourselves new creatures; for this is not by the power of man, but by the Spirit of God; this is God's work, and not man's; it is he who made us at first, remakes us, and not we ourselves; besides, these Ephesians the apostle writes to, were already made new men, or new creatures; but to put on the new man, is to walk in our lives and conversations agreeably to the new man, or work of grace upon the soul; as to put off the old man, respects the former conversation, or a not walking as formerly, and agreeably to the dictates of corrupt nature, so to put on the new man, is to walk according to the principles of grace and holiness formed in the soul: and of this new man it is further said,

which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness; the principle of the soul is "created", and therefore is not the effect of man's power, which cannot create; it is peculiar to God only to create; it is a creature, and therefore not to be trusted in, and depended on; for not grace, but the author of grace, is the object of trust: it is created "after God"; by his power, according to his mind and will, and after his image, and in his likeness; which greatly consists "in righteousness and true holiness"; called "true", in opposition to the typical and ceremonial holiness of the Jews, and to the pretended holiness of hypocrites; and denotes the truth and genuineness of the Spirit's work of sanctification upon the heart; unless this should rather be considered as the effect of his grace upon the soul; for so the words may be rendered, "unto righteousness and true holiness"; for the new man is of such a nature, and so formed, as to tend to acts of righteousness and holiness, and to engage men to the performance of them: some copies read, "in righteousness, and holiness, and truth"; and so the Ethiopic version seems to have read.

(d) Tzeror Hammor. fol. 156. 4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. put on the new man—Opposed to "the old man," which is to be "put off" (Eph 4:22). The Greek here (kainon) is different from that for "re-new-ed" (Eph 4:23). Put on not merely a renovated nature, but a new, that is, altogether different nature, a changed nature (compare Note,, see on [2369]Col 3:10).

after God, &c.—Translate, "Which hath been created (once for all: so the Greek aorist means: in Christ, Eph 2:10; so that in each believer it has not to be created again, but to be put on) after (the image of) God" (Ge 1:27; Col 3:10; 1Pe 1:15), &c. God's image in which the first Adam was originally created, is restored, to us far more gloriously in the second Adam, the image of the invisible God (2Co 4:4; Col 1:15; Heb 1:3).

in righteousness—"IN" it as the element of the renewed man.

true holiness—rather, as the Greek, "holiness of the truth"; holiness flowing from sincere following of "the truth of God" (Ro 1:25; 3:7; 15:8): opposed to "the lusts of deceit" (Greek, Eph 4:22); compare also Eph 4:21, "truth is in Jesus." "Righteousness" is in relation to our fellow men, the second table of the law; "Holiness," in relation to God, the first table; the religious observance of offices of piety (compare Lu 1:75). In the parallel (Col 3:10) it is, "renewed in knowledge after the image," &c. As at Colosse the danger was from false pretenders to knowledge, the true "knowledge" which flows from renewal of the heart is dwelt on; so at Ephesus, the danger being from the corrupt morals prevalent around, the renewal in "holiness," contrasted with the Gentile "uncleanness" (Eph 4:19), and "righteousness," in contrast to "greediness," is made prominent.

Ephesians 4:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Living as Children of Light
23and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 25Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 5:1
This is the written account of Adam's family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.

Luke 1:75
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

Romans 6:4
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Romans 7:6
But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 13:14
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Galatians 6:15
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

2 Peter 1:4
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
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And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

put.

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against …

Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe …

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation …

Romans 13:12,14 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Colossians 3:10-14 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

new.

Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments …

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like …

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, …

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things …

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may …

after.

Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

created. See on ch.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, …

righteousness.

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son he said, Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

true holiness. or, holiness of truth.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

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