Ephesians 4:25
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.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one another.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore having put off falsehood, let each one speak truth with his neighbor, because 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.

New King James Version
Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, ridding yourselves of falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE OF YOU WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, because we are parts of one another.

NASB 1995
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

NASB 1977
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH, EACH ONE of you, WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

Amplified Bible
Therefore, rejecting all falsehood [whether lying, defrauding, telling half-truths, spreading rumors, any such as these], SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are all parts of one another [and we are all parts of the body of Christ].

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, putting away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
We are part of the same body. Stop lying and start telling each other the truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore putting away lying, speak ;ye the truth every man with his neighbour; for 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.

Good News Translation
No more lying, then! Each of you must tell the truth to the other believer, because we are all members together in the body of Christ.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
For this reason, putting away the lying, each speak truth with his neighbor, because we are members of 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.

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
New Life in Christ
24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one another. 26“Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger,…

Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent or the just, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Leviticus 19:11
You must not steal. You must not lie or deceive one another.

Psalm 15:2
He who walks with integrity and practices righteousness, who speaks the truth from his heart,

Proverbs 24:28
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

Zechariah 8:16
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another, render true and sound judgments in your gates,

Romans 12:5
so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head.


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
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

1 Kings 13:18
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

Psalm 52:3
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

speak.

Ephesians 4:15
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

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

Proverbs 12:17
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

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 of that one bread.









(25) For we are members.--Accordingly the reason given for "putting away lying" is that "we are members one of another." Truth is the first condition of the mutual confidence which is the basis of all unity. Hence it is the first duty of that "membership one of another," which follows from our being "one body in Christ" (Romans 12:5; 1Corinthians 12:27). No doubt it is also the first duty to our own humanity, and to the God "who hateth a lie." But these views, though true in themselves, would not be relevant to St. Paul's great subject here.

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?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore
Διὸ (Dio)
Conjunction
Strong's 1352: Wherefore, on which account, therefore. From dia and hos; through which thing, i.e. Consequently.

each [of you]
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

must put off
ἀποθέμενοι (apothemenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 659: To lay off or aside, renounce, stow away, put. From apo and tithemi; to put away.

falsehood
ψεῦδος (pseudos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5579: A lie, falsehood, untruth; false religion. From pseudomai; a falsehood.

[and] speak
λαλεῖτε (laleite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

truthfully
ἀλήθειαν (alētheian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 225: From alethes; truth.

to
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

neighbor,
πλησίον (plēsion)
Adverb
Strong's 4139: Near, nearby, a neighbor. Neuter of a derivative of pelas; close by; as noun, a neighbor, i.e. Fellow.

for
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we are
ἐσμὲν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

members
μέλη (melē)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3196: A bodily organ, limb, member. Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.

of one another.
ἀλλήλων (allēlōn)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.


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