as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves to the former desires in your ignorance;
and he not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God.
God, therefore, having overlooked the time of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent;
that ye no longer live the rest of your time in the flesh to the desires of men, but to the will of God.
We were buried, therefore, with Him through the immersion into death; that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
in which ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience;
being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their hearts;
Let no one deceive you with empty words; for, because of these things, comes the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience.
Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry;
For we also were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving manifold desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.