Parallel Verses

Amplified

Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;

New American Standard Bible

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,

King James Version

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Holman Bible

you took off your former way of life, the old man that is corrupted by deceitful desires;

International Standard Version

Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to strip off your old nature, which is being ruined by its deceptive desires,

A Conservative Version

for you to put off the old man according to your former conduct, the man who is corrupt according to the desires of deceitfulness,

American Standard Version

that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

An Understandable Version

You were [taught] to put away [the conduct of] your former lifestyle, your old person who is being corrupted by deceitful desires,

Anderson New Testament

that, as to your former life, you put off the old man, which is corrupt, according to its deceitful desires,

Bible in Basic English

That you are to put away, in relation to your earlier way of life, the old man, which has become evil by love of deceit;

Common New Testament

You were taught, with regard to your former manner of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful lusts;

Daniel Mace New Testament

to quit the vicious habits of your former conversation, corrupted by deceitful passions:

Darby Translation

namely your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;

Godbey New Testament

that with reference to your former life, you are to lay aside the old man, who is corrupt in the lusts of deception;

Goodspeed New Testament

You must lay aside with your former habits your old self which is going to ruin through its deceptive passions.

John Wesley New Testament

concerning your former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt, according to the deceitful desires:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,

Julia Smith Translation

For you to put away according to the former mode of life the old man, corrupted according to the eager desires of deceit;

King James 2000

That you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[that] you take off, according to your former way of life, the old man, who is being destroyed according to deceitful desires,

Modern King James verseion

For you ought to put off the old man (according to your way of living before) who is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

so then, as concerning the conversation in time past, lay from you that old man, which is corrupt through the deceivable lusts,

Moffatt New Testament

you must lay aside the old nature which belonged to your former course of life, that nature which crumbles to ruin under the passions of moral deceit,

Montgomery New Testament

You have learned to lay aside, with your former manner of living, the old self who was on his way to ruin, as he followed the desires which deceive;

NET Bible

You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

New Heart English Bible

that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Noyes New Testament

that as to your former way of life ye should put off the old man, who perisheth according to the lusts of deceit,

Sawyer New Testament

that you should lay aside your former mode of life the old man destroyed by deceitful desires,

The Emphasized Bible

That ye were to strip off - as regardeth the former behaviour - the old man, who corrupteth himself according to his deceitful covetings,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that ye put off respecting your former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful passions;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For you learned with regard to your former way of living that you must cast off your old nature, which, yielding to deluding passions, grows corrupt;

Webster

That ye put off concerning the former manner of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts:

Weymouth New Testament

to put away, in regard to your former mode of life, your original evil nature which is doomed to perish as befits its misleading impulses,

Williams New Testament

to lay aside, with your former way of living, your old self which is on the way to destruction in accordance with its deceptive impulses;

World English Bible

that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old man, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Worrell New Testament

that ye put off, as to your former manner of life, the old man, who is corrupt according to the desires of deceit;

Worsley New Testament

which according to your former conversation was corrupted with deceitful lusts,

Youngs Literal Translation

ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt according to the desires of the deceit,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
That ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

ἀποτίθημι 
Apotithemi 
Usage: 8

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the former
πρότερος 
Proteros 
Usage: 1

ἀναστροφή 
Anastrophe 
Usage: 13

the old
παλαιός 
Palaios 
Usage: 8

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

φθείρω 
Phtheiro 
Usage: 8

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the deceitful
ἀπάτη 
Apate 
Usage: 5

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 4:22

Images Ephesians 4:22

Prayers for Ephesians 4:22

Context Readings

Appeal For New Behavior

21 Assuming that you have really heard Him and been taught by Him, as [all] Truth is in Jesus [embodied and personified in Him], 22 Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; 23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude],


Cross References

Romans 6:6

We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin.

Hebrews 3:13

But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,

James 1:21

So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another.

1 Samuel 1:14

Eli said to her, How long will you be intoxicated? Put wine away from you.

Job 22:23

If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble yourself before Him], you will be built up; if you put away unrighteousness far from your tents,

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked man earns deceitful wages, but he who sows righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) shall have a sure reward [permanent and satisfying].

Jeremiah 49:16

Your [object of] horror (your idol) has deceived you, and the pride of your heart [has deceived you], O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock [Sela or Petra], who hold and occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle's, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.

Ezekiel 18:30-32

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin and so shall they not be a stumbling block to you.

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you dweller in the refuges of the rock [Petra, Edom's capital], whose habitation is high, who says in his heart, Who can bring me down to the ground?

Romans 7:11

For sin, seizing the opportunity and getting a hold on me [by taking its incentive] from the commandment, beguiled and entrapped and cheated me, and using it [as a weapon], killed me.

Galatians 1:13

You have heard of my earlier career and former manner of life in the Jewish religion (Judaism), how I persecuted and abused the church of God furiously and extensively, and [with fanatical zeal did my best] to make havoc of it and destroy it.

Ephesians 2:3

Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God's] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind.

Ephesians 4:17

So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds.

Colossians 2:11

In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts).

Colossians 3:7-9

Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices].

Titus 3:3

For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).

1 Peter 1:18

You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold,

1 Peter 2:1-2

So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind.

1 Peter 4:3

For the time that is past already suffices for doing what the Gentiles like to do -- "living [as you have done] in shameless, insolent wantonness, in lustful desires, drunkenness, reveling, drinking bouts and abominable, lawless idolatries.

2 Peter 2:7

And He rescued righteous Lot, greatly worn out and distressed by the wanton ways of the ungodly and lawless -- "

2 Peter 2:13

Being destined to receive [punishment as] the reward of [their] unrighteousness [suffering wrong as the hire for their wrongdoing]. They count it a delight to revel in the daytime [living luxuriously and delicately]. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions and carousing together [even] as they feast with you.

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