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Paul moves from a prayer of praise (1:3–14) to a prayer of thanksgiving and petition.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Look away from yourself. Look to Jesus.
Philippians 1:1-4:23
Gospel Advance: The Central Concern of Paul's Life
Philippians 1:12–18
Paul's deep affection for the Philippians and his prayer that their affections abound
Philippians 1:7–11
God finishes what he begins in you and in us.
Philippians 1:3–6
God begins a good work in us individually and in us as his people.
Philippians 1:6
Fellow partners in the work of the gospel are gifts. When we remember gospel-gifts, we praise (i.e. thank) the Giver.
Philippians 1:3–5
In Christ Jesus we are both servants and saints. That is, we are consecrated to our Master, Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:1-2
God preserves his people and accomplishes his purposes through them.
Acts 28:1-6
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Galatians 2:15-21
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James 1:2-4
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Psalms 1:1-6
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Deuteronomy 2:26-31
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1. Gentiles I thought the Gentiles would listen to the gospel and turn to Jesus? Acts 28:28 seems to suggest this. Who are the Gentiles? I thought the Ephesians were Gentiles? Is this a book directed to Jews? Could we understand this as simply "nations"? What makes this even more interesting is that Paul has spent a good portion of this book talking about how Jew and Gentile on are the same playing field "in Christ." It was Jew and Gentile that God brought together into "one new man" and this unity should be maintained (4:3). Now, the audience is told not to live like the Gentiles. What has been an overall positive use of the term Gentile now takes a clearly negative tone. The word is simply " ἔθνη " and is at times generically translated as "nations" (Matt. 24:14; Lk. 12:30; Acts 8:9; 10:22; 13:19). So what we find is that the Jews and people from all nations come to God in the same way. That is, through faith in Jesus they are reconciled to God. And those who, from Jew and Gentile (the nations), put their faith in Christ they make up a third race, Christians. Now, as those who make up the Church, they must no longer walk as the "nations," that is, as Calvin would say, "those who had yet been converted" (Calvin, Ephesians, 289). We were all part of the "Gentiles" (2:3) must now labor not to walk as they do (and we once did). Diagram? Three circles. But, before telling how to walk, he locates the problem that we face in the mind/heart. "It begins with a very penetrating analysis of the hardness and darkness and ignorance and corruption and futility of the human heart. Why does he do this? Because it's so important that the root of our problem be recognized. There is no point in going on in this text and telling people how to manage their anger ( 4:26 ) and their money ( 4:28 ) and their sexuality ( 5:3 ) and their time ( 5:16 ) and their tongue ( 4:29 ) if you don't help them to know and heal the disease that turns all these things into futility. "--Piper, 1986 Sermon (DG website) 2 . Futility of their mind...darkened in their understanding...? Are these two ways of saying the same thing? I have "futility of mind" being explained by what follows. Namely, "darkened in understanding" explains the futility of their mind, and darkened is explained by ignorance, which is in turn explained by the "hardness of heart." The word for futility can also be translated "emptiness , frustration, transitoriness." Along with the idea of "ignorance" that is stated in 18c, it seems that "emptiness" captures the idea. Ignorance is defined as "not having information, or to be unaware of something." Thus, you could say that the Gentiles were walking with minds that were "empty" of information that they needed to walk in a way that is pleasing to God. They were not able to "perceive the revelation of God" and leads to moral "purposelessness". How is this? As they walk around with these empty minds, a fog sets in. They become darkened and are increasingly unable to see the light. In sum, because the Gentiles have minds that are empty of the things of God, they are led into more and more sin and lawlessness. The same idea is connected to a plunge into sin in Romans 1:21. Unbelievers are said to have become "futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." This is tied to them failing to recognize God and serve him. Instead, though they "knew him" they failed to "know him." Paul is expressly tying the problem to the mind. "Don't walk as those whose minds are empty..." and thus without purpose. You, instead, are the ones who have been given knowledge and insight. Walk in light of what you have learned! 3. Alienated from the the life of God . Genitive of Production? The life that God produces? This is tied, once again to the mind, or the way the Gentiles (nations) are thinking. Remember, this describes how they are walking! The are living apart from God. They have no relationship with him, they are walking as pagans, without any frame of moral reference that makes sense! Their minds have become dark, they do not see the light. They cannot perceive the things of God. When the light of the world came into the world, they rejected him. Thus, because of their darkened minds, they are estranged from God (remember, this was the state of all the nations in 2:12 as they were "without God"). 4. Because of the ignorance...due to the hardness of heart? Why are they walking this way? Because of ignorance due to hard hearts. Hardness of heart refers to the stubbornness of our hearts. A refusal to bend, to submit, etc. Pharaoh, Israel, and even the disciples are said to have hard hearts. See: http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/6178-hardness-heart They are "alienated from the life of God" because they are ignorant of it, that is, they do not know it, or humbly accept it. It is held out by Jesus, the apostles, and all Christians as the gospel is preached. Yet, because they reject the message of life that comes through the gospel, because they have hearts of stone, they do not turn to Jesus and receive life! They are alienated from the life God produces because they are ignorant or that life because they refuse to believe the message of life!--downgrade starts with the hard hearts. 5. Become Callous? The result is, as they continue to mentally reject God, they become callous, or dead to feeling. Illustration: At one time I was employed as a carpenter and helped build log-homes. I worked with my hands, swung a hammer, cut wood, climbed scaffolding, etc. As I did, I wore gloves, but over time my hands became calloused in certain placed. I lost a bit of feeling in certain parts of my hands (to a degree) because of continual use. Here, we get the same idea. Because of the continual rejection of God in the mind, because of a refusal to submit to him and his righteousness, there is a sense in which they become calloused in their hearts. A person who gives themselves to sin, over and over again, eventually become morally calloused. They don't feel the shame they should for the acts they commit. This is why they are "giving themselves up to sensuality" which is further explained by "greedy to practice every kind of impurity"? They run to the sensual, they are eager for "every kind" of impure activity. Because they are morally calloused, they don't feel the shame and don't see the danger in their destructive and damning behavior. APPLICATION : The more we give into sin and temptation, in the same areas over and over again, the less we feel the conviction of the Spirit in our lives. The quicker we throw it off. The less broken over our sin we feel. We may even fail to see the dangerous state we are in! 6. The way you learned Christ? Notice the tie to the mind in this passage. You have not "learned" in this way. I am struck by how focused on the intellect Paul seems to be in this passage. This has no parallel in the Bible, nor any literature that I am aware of (via Obrien). Yet, if we simply take it as learning about a person and his instruction, then we get the force. Matthew 28:19-20 could be the idea. We make disciples and teach them all that Jesus commanded, and about his person. Also, Matthew 11:29 indicates that we are to "learn from" Christ. There is a whole collection of authoritative teaching that flows from God to us via the Bible. This idea could be the whole content of Christian theology that centers on Jesus. 7. Put of your old self. And be renewed in the spirit of your minds...and put on the new self? Two questions immediately come to mind. What is the "old self" and if we are in Jesus, is it not already put off? The "old self" is tied to who we were before the new birth. This is the "self" that was "dead" in 2:1. We all once walked in the ways of the world (Col 3:7). We are "new creation(s)" (2 Cor 5:17) and are thus to live in a way that reflects that reality. In one sense these are not commands. This is what they have already been "taught." The old self has already passed away (2 Cor 5:17). So we don't continually put off the old man. Instead, what we do is continually strive to live out the implication of being a new creation. The new self has already been put on. Thus, living in the way that Paul will shortly outline is living in light of the new-self reality. However, the word for "renew" in connection with the mind is in a different tense. It is present and probably passive. That is, the inner person, though already made new, is "being renewed" continually by God. Thus, Romans 12:2 makes sense. 9. Verse 25-32 are labeled "Exhortation to an Edifying Lifestyle" in the ESV Study Bible. They state, "Paul gives practical examples of how church members build up Christ's body (cf. 13-16), based on what is true of them as Christians" ( ESV Study Bible , 2269) . Paul walks through a number of exhortations that seem to indicate what the "new self" should look like. It is also significant that this new life is a life that is created "in the likeness" of God. This raises "image" ideas and thus modeling the following characteristics reflects the God who has saved us. -- Truthfulness --as God does not lie, neither should we (Num. 23:19). The issue of falsehood is put in dark colors in the Bible and is not characteristic of the righteous. See Ps. 26:4; 119:78; 119:163; Prov. 13:5; 30:8; Jeremiah 9:1-3; Rev 22:15. In Colossians 3:9 Paul ties this idea of putting away falsehood to the reality that the old self has been put away. So, in our putting to death lying and deception, and seeking to live truthfully, we live in a way that is consistent with who we are in Jesus. -- Self-control --we are angry when we should be, but we do not allow this to lead us into sin. Although the issue of righteous anger could be raised here, the burden of the text seems to lie in righteous living. So, yes there are times when you should be angry (abortion, murder, etc.), but we should not allow our anger to lead us into sinning. So, though we hate abortion and are angry that it occurs, we do not abuse the woman who has had an abortion, or take justice into our own hands b/c we are angry at the murder. Instead, we exercise self-control. We are in complete control of our emotions, especially the emotion of anger. Thus, we do not let the sun go down on our anger. That is, we must deal with our anger and "set it aside" (Snodgrass, 250). -- Honesty in Work and Generosit y--we trust in a God who has given us every spiritual blessing (1:3). Stealing undermines the belief we claim that we have inherited all things in Jesus. Our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills and yet we want to steal? We are not to take what belongs to another as it shows that we are dissatisifed with what God has given us. Instead, we work with our hands. And, what we earn, we use for the good of others. -- Pure and Edifying of Speech --our speech is evidence of what is in our heart (Luke 6:45). IS THIS CONNECTED TO GRIEVING THE SPIRIT? -- Submission to the Spirit --we don't want to give footing to the devil; that is, we don't want to give the Devil a place. But we do want to give ourselves over to the Spirit of God. This is the Spirit that has placed the mark of ownership upon us (1:13), and we do well to submit to him. -- Kindness towards others --the treatment of those within the church is a major issue! Matthew 25 links the significance to heaven and hell. -- A forgiving spirit --We forgive as God in Christ forgave us. There should be a very quick move towards forgiving those who wrong us. As we live this life, we will be wronged against. Yet, especially within the context of the church, we should be quick to extend the hand of forgiveness. The ground of this is that we have been forgiven. 10. How does this fit into the preceding section (4:1-16) and the overall message of Ephesians (1-4:16)? This continues the idea of walking that Paul started in Ephesians 4:1. The ethical exhortations are continuing. They are to walk worthy by maintaining unity. The church has been given gifts that help them grow up into mature manhood. Now, they are to walk in a way that shows the change that they have experienced. Namely, they are new creatures in Christ. The Gentiles, that is the unconverted, walk in a certain way. Those that make up the church, although they once walked in worldly ways, have been re-created and must now live in a way that reflects the new man. How? By living in light of what they have been taught. They should be truthful, self-controlled, honest, generous, up-building, Spirit-pleasing, kind, and forgiving people. And as they do, they live counter-culturally and point the world to a third race that is created through faith in Jesus Christ.
11384872513386 1384872513314 Notes 2013-11-19 14:48:33 2013-11-24 02:24:19 1. Gentiles I thought the Gentiles would listen to the gospel and turn to Jesus? Acts 28:28 seems to suggest this. Who are the Gentiles? I thought the Ephesians were Gentiles? Is this a book directed to Jews? Could we understand this as simply "nations"? What makes this even more interesting is that Paul has spent a good portion of this book talking about how Jew and Gentile on are the same playing field "in Christ." It was Jew and Gentile that God brought together into "one new man" and this unity should be maintained (4:3). Now, the audience is told not to live like the Gentiles. What has been an overall positive use of the term Gentile now takes a clearly negative tone. The word is simply " ἔθνη " and is at times generically translated as "nations" (Matt. 24:14; Lk. 12:30; Acts 8:9; 10:22; 13:19). So what we find is that the Jews and people from all nations come to God in the same way. That is, through faith in Jesus they are reconciled to God. And those who, from Jew and Gentile (the nations), put their faith in Christ they make up a third race, Christians. Now, as those who make up the Church, they must no longer walk as the "nations," that is, as Calvin would say, "those who had yet been converted" (Calvin, Ephesians, 289). We were all part of the "Gentiles" (2:3) must now labor not to walk as they do (and we once did). Diagram? Three circles. But, before telling how to walk, he locates the problem that we face in the mind/heart. "It begins with a very penetrating analysis of the hardness and darkness and ignorance and corruption and futility of the human heart. Why does he do this? Because it's so important that the root of our problem be recognized. There is no point in going on in this text and telling people how to manage their anger ( 4:26 ) and their money ( 4:28 ) and their sexuality ( 5:3 ) and their time ( 5:16 ) and their tongue ( 4:29 ) if you don't help them to know and heal the disease that turns all these things into futility. "--Piper, 1986 Sermon (DG website) 2 . Futility of their mind...darkened in their understanding...? Are these two ways of saying the same thing? I have "futility of mind" being explained by what follows. Namely, "darkened in understanding" explains the futility of their mind, and darkened is explained by ignorance, which is in turn explained by the "hardness of heart." The word for futility can also be translated "emptiness , frustration, transitoriness." Along with the idea of "ignorance" that is stated in 18c, it seems that "emptiness" captures the idea. Ignorance is defined as "not having information, or to be unaware of something." Thus, you could say that the Gentiles were walking with minds that were "empty" of information that they needed to walk in a way that is pleasing to God. They were not able to "perceive the revelation of God" and leads to moral "purposelessness". How is this? As they walk around with these empty minds, a fog sets in. They become darkened and are increasingly unable to see the light. In sum, because the Gentiles have minds that are empty of the things of God, they are led into more and more sin and lawlessness. The same idea is connected to a plunge into sin in Romans 1:21. Unbelievers are said to have become "futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." This is tied to them failing to recognize God and serve him. Instead, though they "knew him" they failed to "know him." Paul is expressly tying the problem to the mind. "Don't walk as those whose minds are empty..." and thus without purpose. You, instead, are the ones who have been given knowledge and insight. Walk in light of what you have learned! 3. Alienated from the the life of God . Genitive of Production? The life that God produces? This is tied, once again to the mind, or the way the Gentiles (nations) are thinking. Remember, this describes how they are walking! The are living apart from God. They have no relationship with him, they are walking as pagans, without any frame of moral reference that makes sense! Their minds have become dark, they do not see the light. They cannot perceive the things of God. When the light of the world came into the world, they rejected him. Thus, because of their darkened minds, they are estranged from God (remember, this was the state of all the nations in 2:12 as they were "without God"). 4. Because of the ignorance...due to the hardness of heart? Why are they walking this way? Because of ignorance due to hard hearts. Hardness of heart refers to the stubbornness of our hearts. A refusal to bend, to submit, etc. Pharaoh, Israel, and even the disciples are said to have hard hearts. See: http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/6178-hardness-heart They are "alienated from the life of God" because they are ignorant of it, that is, they do not know it, or humbly accept it. It is held out by Jesus, the apostles, and all Christians as the gospel is preached. Yet, because they reject the message of life that comes through the gospel, because they have hearts of stone, they do not turn to Jesus and receive life! They are alienated from the life God produces because they are ignorant or that life because they refuse to believe the message of life!--downgrade starts with the hard hearts. 5. Become Callous? The result is, as they continue to mentally reject God, they become callous, or dead to feeling. Illustration: At one time I was employed as a carpenter and helped build log-homes. I worked with my hands, swung a hammer, cut wood, climbed scaffolding, etc. As I did, I wore gloves, but over time my hands became calloused in certain placed. I lost a bit of feeling in certain parts of my hands (to a degree) because of continual use. Here, we get the same idea. Because of the continual rejection of God in the mind, because of a refusal to submit to him and his righteousness, there is a sense in which they become calloused in their hearts. A person who gives themselves to sin, over and over again, eventually become morally calloused. They don't feel the shame they should for the acts they commit. This is why they are "giving themselves up to sensuality" which is further explained by "greedy to practice every kind of impurity"? They run to the sensual, they are eager for "every kind" of impure activity. Because they are morally calloused, they don't feel the shame and don't see the danger in their destructive and damning behavior. APPLICATION : The more we give into sin and temptation, in the same areas over and over again, the less we feel the conviction of the Spirit in our lives. The quicker we throw it off. The less broken over our sin we feel. We may even fail to see the dangerous state we are in! 6. The way you learned Christ? Notice the tie to the mind in this passage. You have not "learned" in this way. I am struck by how focused on the intellect Paul seems to be in this passage. This has no parallel in the Bible, nor any literature that I am aware of (via Obrien). Yet, if we simply take it as learning about a person and his instruction, then we get the force. Matthew 28:19-20 could be the idea. We make disciples and teach them all that Jesus commanded, and about his person. Also, Matthew 11:29 indicates that we are to "learn from" Christ. There is a whole collection of authoritative teaching that flows from God to us via the Bible. This idea could be the whole content of Christian theology that centers on Jesus. 7. Put of your old self. And be renewed in the spirit of your minds...and put on the new self? Two questions immediately come to mind. What is the "old self" and if we are in Jesus, is it not already put off? The "old self" is tied to who we were before the new birth. This is the "self" that was "dead" in 2:1. We all once walked in the ways of the world (Col 3:7). We are "new creation(s)" (2 Cor 5:17) and are thus to live in a way that reflects that reality. In one sense these are not commands. This is what they have already been "taught." The old self has already passed away (2 Cor 5:17). So we don't continually put off the old man. Instead, what we do is continually strive to live out the implication of being a new creation. The new self has already been put on. Thus, living in the way that Paul will shortly outline is living in light of the new-self reality. However, the word for "renew" in connection with the mind is in a different tense. It is present and probably passive. That is, the inner person, though already made new, is "being renewed" continually by God. Thus, Romans 12:2 makes sense. 9. Verse 25-32 are labeled "Exhortation to an Edifying Lifestyle" in the ESV Study Bible. They state, "Paul gives practical examples of how church members build up Christ's body (cf. 13-16), based on what is true of them as Christians" ( ESV Study Bible , 2269) . Paul walks through a number of exhortations that seem to indicate what the "new self" should look like. It is also significant that this new life is a life that is created "in the likeness" of God. This raises "image" ideas and thus modeling the following characteristics reflects the God who has saved us. -- Truthfulness --as God does not lie, neither should we (Num. 23:19). The issue of falsehood is put in dark colors in the Bible and is not characteristic of the righteous. See Ps. 26:4; 119:78; 119:163; Prov. 13:5; 30:8; Jeremiah 9:1-3; Rev 22:15. In Colossians 3:9 Paul ties this idea of putting away falsehood to the reality that the old self has been put away. So, in our putting to death lying and deception, and seeking to live truthfully, we live in a way that is consistent with who we are in Jesus. -- Self-control --we are angry when we should be, but we do not allow this to lead us into sin. Although the issue of righteous anger could be raised here, the burden of the text seems to lie in righteous living. So, yes there are times when you should be angry (abortion, murder, etc.), but we should not allow our anger to lead us into sinning. So, though we hate abortion and are angry that it occurs, we do not abuse the woman who has had an abortion, or take justice into our own hands b/c we are angry at the murder. Instead, we exercise self-control. We are in complete control of our emotions, especially the emotion of anger. Thus, we do not let the sun go down on our anger. That is, we must deal with our anger and "set it aside" (Snodgrass, 250). -- Honesty in Work and Generosit y--we trust in a God who has given us every spiritual blessing (1:3). Stealing undermines the belief we claim that we have inherited all things in Jesus. Our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills and yet we want to steal? We are not to take what belongs to another as it shows that we are dissatisifed with what God has given us. Instead, we work with our hands. And, what we earn, we use for the good of others. -- Pure and Edifying of Speech --our speech is evidence of what is in our heart (Luke 6:45). IS THIS CONNECTED TO GRIEVING THE SPIRIT? -- Submission to the Spirit --we don't want to give footing to the devil; that is, we don't want to give the Devil a place. But we do want to give ourselves over to the Spirit of God. This is the Spirit that has placed the mark of ownership upon us (1:13), and we do well to submit to him. -- Kindness towards others --the treatment of those within the church is a major issue! Matthew 25 links the significance to heaven and hell. -- A forgiving spirit --We forgive as God in Christ forgave us. There should be a very quick move towards forgiving those who wrong us. As we live this life, we will be wronged against. Yet, especially within the context of the church, we should be quick to extend the hand of forgiveness. The ground of this is that we have been forgiven. 10. How does this fit into the preceding section (4:1-16) and the overall message of Ephesians (1-4:16)? This continues the idea of walking that Paul started in Ephesians 4:1. The ethical exhortations are continuing. They are to walk worthy by maintaining unity. The church has been given gifts that help them grow up into mature manhood. Now, they are to walk in a way that shows the change that they have experienced. Namely, they are new creatures in Christ. The Gentiles, that is the unconverted, walk in a certain way. Those that make up the church, although they once walked in worldly ways, have been re-created and must now live in a way that reflects the new man. How? By living in light of what they have been taught. They should be truthful, self-controlled, honest, generous, up-building, Spirit-pleasing, kind, and forgiving people. And as they do, they live counter-culturally and point the world to a third race that is created through faith in Jesus Christ. notes
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Ephesians 4:17-32
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Τοῦτο οὖν λέγω καὶ μαρτύρομαι ἐν κυρίῳ, μηκέτι ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν, καθὼς καὶ τὰ ἔθνη περιπατεῖ
Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do,
ἐν ματαιότητι τοῦ νοὸς αὐτῶν,
in the futility of their minds.
ἐσκοτωμένοι τῇ διανοίᾳ ὄντες,
They are darkened in their understanding,
ἀπηλλοτριωμένοι τῆς ζωῆς τοῦ θεοῦ (genitive of production?)
alienated from the life of God
series
διὰ τὴν ἄγνοιαν τὴν οὖσαν ἐν αὐτοῖς,
because of the ignorance that is in them,
διὰ τὴν πώρωσιν τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν,
due to their hardness of heart.
ideaexplanation
οἵτινες ἀπηλγηκότες ἑαυτοὺς παρέδωκαν τῇ ἀσελγείᾳ εἰς ἐργασίαν
They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality (licentiousness),
ἀκαθαρσίας πάσης ἐν πλεονεξίᾳ.
greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
actionmanner
Ὑμεῖς δὲ οὐχ οὕτως ἐμάθετε τὸν Χριστόν,
But that is not the way you learned Christ!—
εἴ γε αὐτὸν ἠκούσατε καὶ ἐν αὐτῷ ἐδιδάχθητε, καθώς ἐστιν ἀλήθεια ἐν τῷ Ἰησοῦ,
assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
ἀποθέσθαι ὑμᾶς κατὰ τὴν προτέραν ἀναστροφὴν τὸν παλαιὸν ἄνθρωπον τὸν φθειρόμενον κατὰ τὰς ἐπιθυμίας τῆς ἀπάτης,
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
ἀνανεοῦσθαι δὲ τῷ πνεύματι τοῦ νοὸς ὑμῶν
and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
καὶ ἐνδύσασθαι τὸν καινὸν ἄνθρωπον τὸν κατὰ θεὸν κτισθέντα ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ὁσιότητι τῆς ἀληθείας.
and to put on the new self , created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
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Διὸ ἀποθέμενοι τὸ ψεῦδος λαλεῖτε ἀλήθειαν ἕκαστος μετὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ ,
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor,
ὅτι ἐσμὲν ἀλλήλων μέλη.
for we are members one of another.
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ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε• ὁ ἥλιος μὴ ἐπιδυέτω ἐπὶ [τῷ] παροργισμῷ ὑμῶν,
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
μηδὲ δίδοτε τόπον τῷ διαβόλῳ.
and give no opportunity to the devil.
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ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω , μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς [ἰδίαις] χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν,
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands,
ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.
so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
πᾶς λόγος σαπρὸς ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν μὴ ἐκπορευέσθω, ἀλλʼ εἴ τις ἀγαθὸς πρὸς οἰκοδομὴν τῆς χρείας,
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion,
ἵνα δῷ χάριν τοῖς ἀκούουσιν.
that it may give grace to those who hear.
καὶ μὴ λυπεῖτε τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον τοῦ θεοῦ,
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
ἐν ᾧ ἐσφραγίσθητε εἰς ἡμέραν ἀπολυτρώσεως.
by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
πᾶσα πικρία καὶ θυμὸς καὶ ὀργὴ καὶ κραυγὴ καὶ βλασφημία ἀρθήτω ἀφʼ ὑμῶν σὺν πάσῃ κακίᾳ.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
γίνεσθε [δὲ] εἰς ἀλλήλους χρηστοί, εὔσπλαγχνοι, χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς,
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
καθὼς καὶ ὁ θεὸς ἐν Χριστῷ ἐχαρίσατο ὑμῖν.
as God in Christ forgave you.
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11384872513423 1384872513314 Arc 2013-11-19 14:48:33 2013-11-27 17:39:20 editing NT 49 4 17 4 32 Ephesians 4:17-32 na28 esv i1222988 i1222989 i1222990 i1222991 i1222962 Τοῦτο οὖν λέγω καὶ μαρτύρομαι ἐν κυρίῳ, μηκέτι ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν, καθὼς καὶ τὰ ἔθνη περιπατεῖ Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, i1222963 ἐν ματαιότητι τοῦ νοὸς αὐτῶν, in the futility of their minds. i1222992 i1222993 i1222994 i1222964 ἐσκοτωμένοι τῇ διανοίᾳ ὄντες, They are darkened in their understanding, i1222965 ἀπηλλοτριωμένοι τῆς ζωῆς τοῦ θεοῦ (genitive of production?) alienated from the life of God series i1222995 i1222966 διὰ τὴν ἄγνοιαν τὴν οὖσαν ἐν αὐτοῖς, because of the ignorance that is in them, i1222967 διὰ τὴν πώρωσιν τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν, due to their hardness of heart. series ideaexplanation 1 i1222996 i1222968 οἵτινες ἀπηλγηκότες ἑαυτοὺς παρέδωκαν τῇ ἀσελγείᾳ εἰς ἐργασίαν They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality (licentiousness), i1222969 ἀκαθαρσίας πάσης ἐν πλεονεξίᾳ. greedy to practice every kind of impurity. actionmanner 1 series ideaexplanation 1 i1222997 i1222998 i1222970 Ὑμεῖς δὲ οὐχ οὕτως ἐμάθετε τὸν Χριστόν, But that is not the way you learned Christ!— i1222971 εἴ γε αὐτὸν ἠκούσατε καὶ ἐν αὐτῷ ἐδιδάχθητε, καθώς ἐστιν ἀλήθεια ἐν τῷ Ἰησοῦ, assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, i1222999 i1223000 i1222972 ἀποθέσθαι ὑμᾶς κατὰ τὴν προτέραν ἀναστροφὴν τὸν παλαιὸν ἄνθρωπον τὸν φθειρόμενον κατὰ τὰς ἐπιθυμίας τῆς ἀπάτης, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, i1222973 ἀνανεοῦσθαι δὲ τῷ πνεύματι τοῦ νοὸς ὑμῶν and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, actionmanner 1 i1222974 καὶ ἐνδύσασθαι τὸν καινὸν ἄνθρωπον τὸν κατὰ θεὸν κτισθέντα ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ὁσιότητι τῆς ἀληθείας. and to put on the new self , created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 i1223001 i1223002 i1222975 Διὸ ἀποθέμενοι τὸ ψεῦδος λαλεῖτε ἀλήθειαν ἕκαστος μετὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ , Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, i1222976 ὅτι ἐσμὲν ἀλλήλων μέλη. for we are members one of another. ground 1 i1223003 i1223004 i1222977 ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε• ὁ ἥλιος μὴ ἐπιδυέτω ἐπὶ [τῷ] παροργισμῷ ὑμῶν, Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, i1222978 μηδὲ δίδοτε τόπον τῷ διαβόλῳ. and give no opportunity to the devil. actionpurpose 2 i1223005 i1222979 ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω , μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς [ἰδίαις] χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν, Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, i1222980 ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι. so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. actionpurpose 2 i1223006 i1222981 πᾶς λόγος σαπρὸς ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν μὴ ἐκπορευέσθω, ἀλλʼ εἴ τις ἀγαθὸς πρὸς οἰκοδομὴν τῆς χρείας, Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, i1222982 ἵνα δῷ χάριν τοῖς ἀκούουσιν. that it may give grace to those who hear. actionpurpose 2 i1223007 i1222983 καὶ μὴ λυπεῖτε τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον τοῦ θεοῦ, And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, i1222984 ἐν ᾧ ἐσφραγίσθητε εἰς ἡμέραν ἀπολυτρώσεως. by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. ground 1 i1223008 i1223009 i1222985 πᾶσα πικρία καὶ θυμὸς καὶ ὀργὴ καὶ κραυγὴ καὶ βλασφημία ἀρθήτω ἀφʼ ὑμῶν σὺν πάσῃ κακίᾳ. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. i1222986 γίνεσθε [δὲ] εἰς ἀλλήλους χρηστοί, εὔσπλαγχνοι, χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς, Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, negativepositive 2 i1222987 καθὼς καὶ ὁ θεὸς ἐν Χριστῷ ἐχαρίσατο ὑμῖν. as God in Christ forgave you. ground 1 series series actionresult 2 1 1 1 na28 25 esv 25 a 50 80 80 discourse
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