So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer1 live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.218
They are darkened in their understanding3 and separated from the life of God4 because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.519
Having lost all sensitivity,6 they have given themselves over7 to sensuality8 so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.
You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.
Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off9 your old self,10 which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;1123
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;1224
and to put on13 the new self,14 created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.15