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;
King James Bible
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Darby Bible Translation
[namely] your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;
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,
Ephesians 4:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That ye put off - And this has been one especial part of our teaching, that ye should abandon all these, and live a life totally opposite to what it was before.
Which is corrupt - The whole of your former life was corrupt and abominable; ye lived in the pursuit of pleasure and happiness; ye sought this in the gratification of the lusts of the flesh; and were ever deceived by these lusts, and disappointed in your expectations.
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LibraryJanuary 14. "Unto the Measure of the Stature of the Fulness of Christ" (Eph. Iv. 13).
"Unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Eph. iv. 13). God loves us so well that He will not suffer us to take less than His highest will. Some day we shall bless our faithful teacher, who kept the standard inflexibly rigid, and then gave us the strength and grace to reach it, and would not excuse us until we had accomplished all His glorious will. Let us be inexorable with ourselves. Let us mean exactly what God means, and have no discounts upon His promises or commandments. Let …
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The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
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--
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
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