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Ephesians 4:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows1 and builds itself up2 in love,3 as each part does its work.

Living as Children of Light

17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer4 live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.5 18 They are darkened in their understanding6 and separated from the life of God7 because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.8 19 Having lost all sensitivity,9 they have given themselves over10 to sensuality11 so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. 20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off12 your old self,13 which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;14 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;15 24 and to put on16 the new self,17 created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.18 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully19 to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.20 26 "In your anger do not sin"a:21 Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
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