This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind,
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being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance [that] is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,
who, becoming callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness, for the pursuit of all uncleanness in greediness.
But you did not learn Christ in this way,
if indeed you have heard [about] him, and you were taught by him (just as truth is in Jesus),
[that] you take off, according to your former way of life, the old man, who is being destroyed according to deceitful desires,
be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
and put on the new man (in accordance with God), who is created in righteousness and holiness from the truth.