As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.