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Ephesians 4:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And be renewed in the Spirit of your mind;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and being renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And were to be getting young again in the spirit of your mind,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And be renewed in spirit of your mind:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And bee renewed in the spirit of your minde:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and should be renewed in the spirit of your minds;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
be renewed 365
{0365} Prime
ἀνανεόω
ananeoo
{an-an-neh-o'-o}
From G0303 and a derivative of G3501; to renovate, that is, reform.
z5745
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
in the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
spirit 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
of your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
mind; 3563
{3563} Prime
νοῦς
nous
{nooce}
Probably from the base of G1097; the intellect, that is, mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication meaning.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 4:23

_ _ be renewed — The Greek (ananeousthai) implies “the continued renewal in the youth of the new man.” A different Greek word (anakainousthai) implies “renewal from the old state.

_ _ in the spirit of your mind — As there is no Greek for “in,” which there is at Ephesians 4:17, “in the vanity of their mind,” it is better to translate, “By the Spirit of your mind,” that is, by your new spiritual nature; the restored and divinely informed leading principle of the mind. The “spirit” of man in New Testament is only then used in its proper sense, as worthy of its place and governing functions, when it is one spirit with the Lord. The natural, or animal man, is described as “not having the Spirit” (Jude 1:19) [Alford]. Spirit is not in this sense attributed to the unregenerate (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 4:17-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 4:23

The spirit of your mind — The very ground of your heart.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed in the (f) spirit of your mind;

(f) Where there ought to have been the greatest force of reason, there is the greatest corruption of all, which gradually weakens all things.

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be:

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

spirit:

Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
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Ps 51:10. Ezk 11:19; 18:31; 36:26. Ro 8:6; 12:2. Ep 2:10. Col 3:10. Tit 3:5. 1P 1:13.

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Mt 5:17 I have not come to abolish the law nor the prophet by to full fill the law. Those who are born in the Messiah, to them he has written the law in their hearts. That person will understand he has to keep the law or not.
- Rocha (7/18/2016 12:42:31 AM)
@Helen- For Christ is the end of the law to everyone that believeth!!!!
- Vincent (7/17/2016 9:30:04 AM)
@Helen- For Christ is the end of the law to everyone that believeth!!!!
- Vincent (7/16/2016 10:01:03 AM)
We have the Holy Spirit. On The New Pentecost God Gave The Spirit.The Life of a child of God is a,Spirit Led life and the Holy Spirit Is A Divine Person Who we Follow.We don't try to keep a law that was simply our Tutor to bring us to Christ because we are Not Spiritually dead. We Follow the Life of God now by His Word and By His Spirit Within in us .2 Corinthians 3 Is Clear that the 10 Commandments were a Ministry of Death Written and Engraved on Stones now we Follow the Ministry that Gives Life... A ministry that Points To Looking at Christ Not ourselves because the Law made us see ourselves but The Spirit makes us weCChrist.
- onnie (8/9/2015 9:41:29 PM)
The law of God is given for our help and guidance. Jesus did not 'fulfill Gods law' so that we don't have to keep them. God's law gives us guidance as how to behave and be happy. The first 4 commandments tell us to respect and love God above all else, the other 6 tell us how to treat other people. Jesus would not do away with guidelines which were given to help us - would he want us to kill, steal, commit adultery or take His name in vain, NO. His example shows us that he respected God and man, in that order. He walked with God, praying daily. We can enjoy victory in keeping Gods law only in as much as we commit ourselves daily to God asking the Holy Spirit for help and acting as He prompts us. Jesus died for us, the Perfect Sacrifice because we cannot stand blameless before God BUT never think that Jesus did away with the law. " not one jot or tittle shall pass from the law ...until heaven and earth disappear.." Matt5:18. Stop seeing the law in a negative light but rather see a glimpse of Gods character. By His wonderful Holy Spirit we can behave toward God and man as taught in the law. Love it.
- Helen (8/1/2015 9:50:18 AM)
Bret - Jesus came to fulfill all God's laws on our behalf, so now I don't have to keep them. Matthew 3:15 says Jesus was baptized to fulfill all righteousness, so now I don't have to be righteous?

Debbie - the Torah is not the covenant. The covenant was the agreement to keep the Torah. The so called "old covenant" is not the Torah. What was broken was the agreement. The Torah is perfect, righteous, and holy.
- Taylor (8/1/2015 5:37:39 AM)
Malak- God gave Moses how many Laws? The Pharisees were the ones that developed God's Laws into 613 Pharisaic laws. Things such as how much cumin one must tithe, for instance. Jesus came to fulfill ALL of GOD's Laws on our behalf.
Blessings,
- Bret
- Bret (7/29/2015 11:42:41 AM)
To Debbie Jesus only came to fulfill one law and that is the sacrificial law. Remember God gave Moses 613 Laws, not one Jesus only fulfilled one Law. God never changes, but man always changes Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and for ever. So how could we done with the Law? Revelation 22:14 says Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in the through the gates into the city. Quit listening to those christian teacher and read 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
- Malak (7/21/2015 10:40:16 AM)
the law and prophets were only up to John in Luke 16: 16. after Jesus went to the cross and nailed the law to the cross the law (old covenant) was done away and He established a better covenant established on better promises. Romans 6:14 says we are not under the law but under grace now. jesus said He came to fulfil the law and once fulfilled He went to the cross nailed it there. now it is a new covenant that is why His Blood is why when we take communion the verse says this is the cup of the new covenant in His Blood.
- debbie (7/19/2015 1:24:46 PM)
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