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Ephesians 4:1

Context
Live in Unity

4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, 1  urge you to live 2  worthily of the calling with which you have been called, 3 

Ephesians 4:17

Context
Live in Holiness

4:17 So I say this, and insist 4  in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility 5  of their thinking. 6 

1 tn Grk “prisoner in the Lord.”

2 tn Grk “walk.” The verb “walk” in the NT letters refers to the conduct of one’s life, not to physical walking.

3 sn With which you have been called. The calling refers to the Holy Spirit’s prompting that caused them to believe. The author is thus urging his readers to live a life that conforms to their saved status before God.

4 tn On the translation of μαρτύρομαι (marturomai) as “insist” see BDAG 619 s.v. 2.

5 tn On the translation of ματαιότης (mataioth") as “futility” see BDAG 621 s.v.

6 tn Or “thoughts,” “mind.”



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