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

New Living Translation
So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.

English Standard Version
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

King James Bible
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since you put away lying, Speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.

International Standard Version
Therefore, stripping off falsehood, "let each of us speak the truth to his neighbor," for we belong to one another.

NET Bible
Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, put aside from you lying and let a man speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So then, get rid of lies. Speak the truth to each other, because we are all members of the same body.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, leaving the lie, speak every man truth with his neighbour, for we are members one of another.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

American King James Version
Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

American Standard Version
Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore putting away lying, speak ;ye the truth every man with his neighbour; for we are members one of another.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore, having put off falsehood, speak truth every one with his neighbour, because we are members one of another.

English Revised Version
Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason, laying aside falsehood, every one of you should speak the truth to his fellow man; for we are, as it were, parts of one another.

World English Bible
Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another.

Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because we are members one of another;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:25-28 Notice the particulars wherewith we should adorn our Christian profession. Take heed of every thing contrary to truth. No longer flatter or deceive others. God's people are children who will not lie, who dare not lie, who hate and abhor lying. Take heed of anger and ungoverned passions. If there is just occasion to express displeasure at what is wrong, and to reprove, see that it be without sin. We give place to the devil, when the first motions of sin are not grievous to our souls; when we consent to them; and when we repeat an evil deed. This teaches that as sin, if yielded unto, lets in the devil upon us, we are to resist it, keeping from all appearance of evil. Idleness makes thieves. Those who will not work, expose themselves to temptations to steal. Men ought to be industrious, that they may do some good, and that they may be kept from temptation. They must labour, not only that they may live honestly, but that they may have to give to the wants of others. What then must we think of those called Christians, who grow rich by fraud, oppression, and deceitful practices! Alms, to be accepted of God, must not be gained by unrighteousness and robbery, but by honesty and industry. God hates robbery for burnt-offerings.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - Ephesians 5:2. - RAGS OF THE OLD MAN AND ROBES OF THE NEW. Verse 25. - Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak every man truth with his neighbor. Lying or falsehood is pre-eminently a heathen vice, as missionaries in India and other countries abundantly testify. It is an attribute of fallen humanity: "They go astray from the womb, speaking lies;" and one of the earliest vices that appear in children is deceit. Not only is it God's will and command that we speak the truth, but it is peculiarly incumbent on Christians as children of the light, as followers of him who is the Truth, as having renounced the devil, who is the father of lies. Another reason is added. For ye are members one of another. Falsehood is always designed to mislead; but to deceive our own members is emphatically wicked. Says Chrysostom (quoted by Eddie), "Let not the eye lie to the foot, nor the foot to the eye. If there be a deep pit, and its mouth, covered with reeds, shall present to the eye the appearance of solid ground, will not the eye use the foot to ascertain whether it is hollow underneath or whether it is firm and resists? Will the foot tell a lie, and not the truth as it is? And what, again, if the eye were to spy a serpent or a wild beast, will it lie to the foot?"

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Wherefore putting away lying,.... Which is one of the deeds of the old man, and a branch of the former conversation agreeable to him: a lie is a voluntary disagreement of the mind and speech, with a design to deceive; it is to speak that which is false, contrary to truth shining in the mind; and it is spoken knowingly and willingly, and with a design to impose upon others; hence a man may speak what is false, and not be a liar, if he does not know it to be so; and hence parables, fables, tropes, figures, hyperboles, &c. are not lies, because they are not used to deceive, but to illustrate and enforce truth: there are several sorts of lies; there is an officious lie, which is told for the service of others, but this is not lawful; for evil is not to be done, that good may come of it; and a man may as well tell a lie to serve himself, as another; and any other sin by the same rule may be allowed of, and tolerated; besides, it is not lawful to lie for God, and therefore not for a creature: and there is a jocose lie; this ought not to be encouraged; all appearance of evil should be abstained from; every idle word must be accounted for; and hereby also an evil habit of lying may be acquired: and there is a lie which is in itself directly hurtful, and injurious; as is every false thing, said with a design to deceive: and there are religious lies, and liars; some practical ones, as those who do not sincerely worship God, and who are dissolute in their lives, and their practice is not according to their profession; and there are others who are guilty of doctrinal lies, as antichrist and his followers, who are given up to believe a lie; and such who deny the deity, incarnation, Messiahship, work, office, grace, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; and who profess themselves to be Christians, and are not: the springs and causes of lying are a corrupt heart and the lusts of it, which prompt unto it; such as covetousness, malice, and the fear of men; and also a tempting devil, the father of lies; and who is a lying spirit, in the hearts and mouths of men; this is a vice which ought to be put away, especially by professors of religion; the effects of it are sad; it brings infamy, disgrace, and discredit, upon particular persons; and has brought judgments upon nations, where it has in general obtained; and has been the cause of corporeal diseases and death; and even makes men liable to the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death: it is a sin exceeding sinful; it is a breach of God's law; an aping of the devil; it is against the light of nature, and is destructive of civil society, and very abominable in the sight of God: wherefore

speak every man truth with his neighbour; both with respect to civil and religious affairs, in common conversation, in trade and business, and in all things relating to God and men:

for we are members one of another; as men, are all of one blood, descended from one man, and so are related one to another; and as in civil society, belong to one body politic; and in a religious sense, members of the same mystical body, the church; of which Christ, who is the truth itself, is the head; and therefore should not attempt to deceive one another by lying, since there is such a near relation and close union of one to another.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. Wherefore—From the general character of "the new man," there will necessarily result the particular features which he now details.

putting away—Greek, "having put away" once for all.

lying—"falsehood": the abstract. "Speak ye truth each one with his neighbor," is quoted, slightly changed, from Zec 8:16. For "to," Paul quotes it "with," to mark our inner connection with one another, as "members one of another" [Stier]. Not merely members of one body. Union to one another in Christ, not merely the external command, instinctively leads Christians to fulfil mutual duties. One member could not injure or deceive another, without injuring himself, as all have a mutual and common interest.

Ephesians 4:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Living as Children of Light
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. 26BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,…
Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Leviticus 19:11
"'Do not steal. "'Do not lie. "'Do not deceive one another.

Psalm 15:2
The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;

Proverbs 24:28
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause-- would you use your lips to mislead?

Zechariah 8:16
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

Romans 12:5
so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

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 4:31
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Colossians 3:8
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

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

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

James 1:21
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
Treasury of Scripture

Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

putting.

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

1 Kings 13:18 He said to him, I am a prophet also as you are; and an angel spoke …

Psalm 52:3 You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. …

Psalm 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously.

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 12:19,22 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue …

Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to …

Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches …

Isaiah 59:3,4 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

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 …

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing …

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

Acts 5:3,4 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to …

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man …

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

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Titus 1:2,12 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

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

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

speak.

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, …

Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Proverbs 12:17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

Zechariah 8:16,19 These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth …

2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; …

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man …

for.

Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers …

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members …

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