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8But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth.

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8. But now—that ye are no longer living in them.

ye also—like other believers; answering to "ye also" (Col 3:7) like other unbelievers formerly.

put off—"Do ye also put away all these," namely, those just enumerated, and those which follow [Alford].

anger, wrath—(See on Eph 4:31).

blasphemy—rather, "reviling," "evil-speaking," as it is translated in Eph 4:31.

filthy communication—The context favors the translation, "abusive language," rather than impure conversation. "Foul language" best retains the ambiguity of the original.