Ephesians 4:22
New International Version
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;

New Living Translation
throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.

English Standard Version
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

Berean Study Bible
to put off your former way of life, your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

Berean Literal Bible
You are to have put off, concerning the former way of life, the old man, which is being corrupted according to its desires of deceit,

New American Standard Bible
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,

King James Bible
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Christian Standard Bible
to take off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires,

Contemporary English Version
You were told that your foolish desires will destroy you and that you must give up your old way of life with all its bad habits.

Good News Translation
So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to--the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You took off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires;

International Standard Version
Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to strip off your old nature, which is being ruined by its deceptive desires,

NET Bible
You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

New Heart English Bible
that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old self, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you should put aside from you your first way of life, that old man, which is corrupted by deceitful desires,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were taught to change the way you were living. The person you used to be will ruin you through desires that deceive you.

New American Standard 1977
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,

King James 2000 Bible
That you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

American King James Version
That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

American Standard Version
that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Douay-Rheims Bible
To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error.

Darby Bible Translation
[namely] your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;

English Revised Version
that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, which waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Webster's Bible Translation
That ye put off concerning the former manner of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts:

Weymouth New Testament
to put away, in regard to your former mode of life, your original evil nature which is doomed to perish as befits its misleading impulses,

World English Bible
that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Young's Literal Translation
ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt according to the desires of the deceit,
Study Bible
New Life in Christ
21Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him, in keeping with the truth that is in Jesus, 22to put off your former way of life, your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be renewed in the spirit of your minds;…
Cross References
Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure--who can understand it?

Romans 6:6
We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

2 Corinthians 11:3
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.

Ephesians 4:17
So I tell you this, and testify to it in the Lord: You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

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

Colossians 3:8
But now you must put aside all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices,

Hebrews 3:13
But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us.

James 1:21
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly receive the word planted in you, which can save your souls.

1 Peter 2:1
Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.

Treasury of Scripture

That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

ye.

Ephesians 4:25
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

1 Samuel 1:14
And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.

Job 22:23
If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

former.

Ephesians 4:17
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Ephesians 2:3
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Galatians 1:13
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

the old.

Romans 6:6
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Colossians 3:9
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

deceitful.

Proverbs 11:18
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Jeremiah 49:16
Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

Obadiah 1:3
The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?







Lexicon
to put off
ἀποθέσθαι (apothesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's Greek 659: To lay off or aside, renounce, stow away, put. From apo and tithemi; to put away.

your
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

former
προτέραν (proteran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4386: Formerly, before. Neuter of proteros as adverb; previously.

way of life,
ἀναστροφὴν (anastrophēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 391: Dealing with other men, conduct, life, behavior, manner of life. From anastrepho; behavior.

[your]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

old
παλαιὸν (palaion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3820: Old, ancient, not new or recent. From palai; antique, i.e. Not recent, worn out.

self,
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

which
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is being corrupted
φθειρόμενον (phtheiromenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5351: To corrupt, spoil, destroy, ruin. Probably strengthened from phthio; properly, to shrivel or wither, i.e. To spoil or to ruin.

by
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[its]
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

deceitful
ἀπάτης (apatēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 539: Deceit, deception, deceitfulness, delusion. From apatao; delusion.

desires;
ἐπιθυμίας (epithymias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.
(22-24) These verses explain the substance of the teaching of Ephesians 4:21. The original may be interpreted either of the teaching of a fact, "that ye did put off . . . and are being renewed," &c., or of a duty, "that ye put off . . . and be renewed." The latter is, on the whole, the more probable, although the former would yield a simpler sense. It is to be noted that the words "put off" and "put on" in the original denote a distinct and complete act; the word "be renewed," a continuous and still incomplete process. The complete act is consummated, and the continuous process begun, by the practical "learning" of Christ--that is, by growth in spiritual communion with Him.

(22) Concerning the former conversation.--So far, that is, as concerns the conversation or mode of life described above (Ephesians 4:17-19) as the moral condition of heathenism. It is in relation to this, the corruption of the true humanity, and not in relation to the true humanity itself, that the "old man" is put off.

The phrase "the old man" (found also in Romans 6:6; Colossians 3:9) is here illustrated by the description following: which is being marred in virtue of the lusts of deceit. The word rendered "corrupt" expresses not so much pollution as disintegration and decay, much as in 2Corinthians 4:16; and so carries out the idea implied in the epithet "old." The unregenerate nature, subject to "the lusts of deceit"--the lusts, that is, of the spirit of delusion, blind themselves, and blinding the soul which yields to them--is gradually sinking into the spiritual decay which must become spiritual death, unless by the effort of faith, entering into the communion with Christ, it be, once for all, "put off." The various qualities of the nature thus stripped off are variously described: in Rom. 13:22, as the "works of darkness; in Hebrews 12:1, as simply "encumbrance;" in James 1:21, as "filthiness and excess of evil;" in 1Peter 2:1, as "malice, and craft, and hypocrisies, and envies." All these are the "lusts of deceit."

Verse 22. - That ye put off, as concerning the former conversation, the old man. The sum of Christ's practical lessons is given in two particulars - putting off and putting on. The change is very decided and very complete. It is emphatically personal; not a mere change of opinions or of religious observances, but of life, habit, character; not altering a few things, but first putting off the man as we put off a garment. "It is a change which brings the mind under the government of truth, and gives to the life a new aspect of integrity and devoutness." Which is rotting according to the lusts of deceit. The present participle, φθειρόμενον, indicates continuance or progress in corruption. Sin is a disintegrating dissolving thing, causing putridity, and in all cases, when unchecked, tending towards it. Deceit is personified; it is an agent of evil, sending out lusts which seem harmless but are really ruinous - their real character is concealed; they come as ministers of pleasure, they end as destructive tyrants. Lust of power, lust of money, lust of pleasure, have all this character; they are the offspring of deceit, and always to be shunned. 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.
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