Other Translations of Ephesians 4:25
King James Version
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
English Standard Version
25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.
25 What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbor the truth. In Christ's body we're all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself.
New King James Version
25 Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
New Living Translation
25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ephesians 4:25
Commentary on Ephesians 4:25-28
(Read Ephesians 4:25-28)
Notice the particulars wherewith we should adorn our Christian profession. Take heed of every thing contrary to truth. No longer flatter or deceive others. God's people are children who will not lie, who dare not lie, who hate and abhor lying. Take heed of anger and ungoverned passions. If there is just occasion to express displeasure at what is wrong, and to reprove, see that it be without sin. We give place to the devil, when the first motions of sin are not grievous to our souls; when we consent to them; and when we repeat an evil deed. This teaches that as sin, if yielded unto, lets in the devil upon us, we are to resist it, keeping from all appearance of evil. Idleness makes thieves. Those who will not work, expose themselves to temptations to steal. Men ought to be industrious, that they may do some good, and that they may be kept from temptation. They must labour, not only that they may live honestly, but that they may have to give to the wants of others. What then must we think of those called Christians, who grow rich by fraud, oppression, and deceitful practices! Alms, to be accepted of God, must not be gained by unrighteousness and robbery, but by honesty and industry. God hates robbery for burnt-offerings.