Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self with its practices
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
And he who sits on the throne said, »Behold, I am making all things new.« And he said, »Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.«
4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
6 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
By these he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and become partakers of the divine nature.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
22 You were taught, with regard to your former manner of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful lusts;
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
24 and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but what counts is a new creation.
Jesus answered him, »Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.«
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we would walk in them.
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.