9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Other Translations of Colossians 3:9

New International Version

9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

English Standard Version

9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old selfGreek man; also as supplied in verse 10 with its practices

The Message

9 Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire.

New King James Version

9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

New Living Translation

9 Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Colossians 3:9

Commentary on Colossians 3:5-11

(Read Colossians 3:5-11)

It is our duty to mortify our members which incline to the things of the world. Mortify them, kill them, suppress them, as weeds or vermin which spread and destroy all about them. Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt workings, and no provision made for carnal indulgences. Occasions of sin must be avoided: the lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world; and covetousness, which is idolatry; love of present good, and of outward enjoyments. It is necessary to mortify sins, because if we do not kill them, they will kill us. The gospel changes the higher as well as the lower powers of the soul, and supports the rule of right reason and conscience, over appetite and passion. There is now no difference from country, or conditions and circumstances of life. It is the duty of every one to be holy, because Christ is a Christian's All, his only Lord and Saviour, and all his hope and happiness.