Like obedient children, do not comply with 1 the evil urges you used to follow in your ignorance, 2
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
Obey God because you are his children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of doing evil; you didn’t know any better then.
Don't lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn't know any better then; you do now.
Like children ruled by God, do not go back to the old desires of the time when you were without knowledge:
Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance.
as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
fashioning yourselves according to
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the evil urges
you used to follow
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1 tn Or “do not be conformed to”; Grk “not being conformed to.”
2 tn Grk “the former lusts in your ignorance.”