Ephesians 4:20-32 Grieving the Spirit

  1. But that is not the way you learned Christ!
  2. —assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus.
  3. You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old self who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,
  4. to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
  5. and to put on the new self who has been created in God’s image—in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.
  6. Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbour, for we are members of one another.
  7. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger.
  8. Do not give the devil an opportunity.
  9. The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labour, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need.
  10. You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.
  11. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
  12. You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk.
  13. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

Updated on 2009-09-27 by Andrew Fountain