7 I will tell of the faithful acts of the Lord, of the Lord’s praiseworthy deeds. I will tell about all the Lord did for us, the many good things he did for the family of Israel, because of his compassion and great faithfulness. 8 He said, “Certainly they will be my people, children who are not disloyal.” He became their deliverer. 9 Through all that they suffered, he suffered too. The messenger sent from his very presence delivered them. In his love and mercy he protected them; he lifted them up and carried them throughout ancient times. 10 But they rebelled and offended his Holy Spirit, so he turned into an enemy and fought against them.
25 Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor because we are members of one another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on the cause of your anger. 27 Do not give the devil an opportunity. 28 The one who steals must steal no longer; instead he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he will have something to share with the one who has need. 29 You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it would give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 You must put away all bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and slanderous talk—indeed all malice. 32 Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.
Notes and References
"... It is well known that Paul's indebtedness in Ephesians to Isaiah is quite extensive. In 2:17, for example, Paul describes Christ's ministry to both Jews and Gentiles as fulfilling Isaiah's expectations of the worldwide scope of God's healing (Isaiah 57:19). In 4:30,m Paul repeats Isaiah's warning not to 'grieve' the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 63:10). And in 6:14-17, Paul utilizes three different Isaianic passages to describe the enablement of God's people ..."
Lunde, Jonathan M. & Dunne, John A. Paul's Creative and Contextual Use of Isaiah in Ephesians 5:14 (pp. 87-110) Journal of the Evangelical Society, 2012
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