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.
King James Bible
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth 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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Speak every man truth with his neighbor - Truth was but of small account among many of even the best heathens, for they taught that on many occasions a lie was to be preferred to the truth itself. Dr. Whitby collects some of their maxims on this head.
Κρειττον δε ελεσθαι ψευδος, η αληθες κακον· "A lie is better than a hurtful truth." - Menander.
Το γαρ αγαθον κρειττον εστι της αληθειας· "Good is better than truth." - Proclus.
Ενθα γαρ τι δει και ψευδος λεγεσθαι, λεγεσθω. "When telling a lie will be profitable, let it be told." - Darius in Herodotus, lib. iii. p. 101.
"He may lie who knows how to do it εν δεοντι καιρῳ, in a suitable time." - Plato apud Stob., ser. 12.
"There is nothing decorous in truth but when it is profitable; yea, sometimes και ψευδος ωνησεν ανθρωπους, και τ' αληθες εβλαψεν, truth is hurtful, and lying is profitable to men." - Maximus Tyrius, Diss. 3, p. 29.
Having been brought up in such a loose system of morality, these converted Gentiles had need of these apostolic directions; Put away lying; speak the truth: Let lying never come near you; let truth be ever present with you.
We are members one of another - Consider yourselves as one body, of which Jesus Christ is the head; and as a man's right hand would not deceive or wrong his left hand, so deal honestly with each other; for ye are members one of another.
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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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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.
"'Do not steal. "'Do not lie. "'Do not deceive one another.
The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause-- would you use your lips to mislead?
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;
so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
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.
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