Put away falsehood! (Eph. 4:25)

“Therefore,

Put away falsehood!

Let all of us speak

The truth

To our neighbors.

We are members

Of one another.”

Διὸ ἀποθέμενοι τὸ ψεῦδος λαλεῖτε ἀλήθειαν ἕκαστος μετὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἐσμὲν ἀλλήλων μέλη.

Paul said, “Therefore, put away falsehood (Διὸ ἀποθέμενοι τὸ ψεῦδος)!  Let all of us speak the truth (λαλεῖτε ἀλήθειαν ἕκαστος) to our neighbors (μετὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ).  We are members of one another (ὅτι ἐσμὲν ἀλλήλων μέλη).”  Paul wanted the Christians at Ephesus to speak the truth.  They were to put away all false things.  When they were speaking with each other as neighbors, they should not lie to each other.  They all belong to each other in their Christian community.  Their truthful conversations should help build up each other and not tear them down.  Do you like to lie?

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