They are darkened in their understanding1 and separated from the life of God2 because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.319
Having lost all sensitivity,4 they have given themselves over5 to sensuality6 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 off7 your old self,8 which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;923
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;1024
and to put on11 the new self,12 created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.1325
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully14 to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.1526
"In your anger do not sin"a:16 Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
and do not give the devil a foothold.1728
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work,18 doing something useful with his own hands,19 that he may have something to share with those in need.20