They 1are darkened in their understanding, 2alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to 3their hardness of heart.
They 4have become callous and 5have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
But that is not the way you 6learned Christ!--
assuming that 7you have heard about him and 8were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
to 9put off 10your old self,a which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through 11deceitful desires,
and 12to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
and to put on 13the new self, 14created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you 15speak the truth with his neighbor, for 16we are members one of another.
2617Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
and 18give no opportunity to the devil.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather 19let him labor, 20doing honest work with his own hands, so 21that he may have something to share with anyone in need.