Ephesians 4:20-5:2 NAS
But you did
not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been
taught in Him just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former
manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in
accordance with the lusts if deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit
of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God
has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for
we are members of one another. BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN;
do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.
He who steals must steal no longer; but must rather labor, performing with
his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share
with one who has need. Let no unwholesome word proceed from
your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to
the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who
hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed
for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger
and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God
in Christ also has forgiven you.
Therefore be imitators
of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved
you and gave Himself up for us, and offering and a sacrifice to God as a