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17–18 Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword[a] of the spoken Word of God.

Pray passionately[b] in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers.

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  1. Ephesians 6:17 This is the Greek word, machaira, which was a razor sharp Roman sword used in close combat.
  2. Ephesians 6:17 Or “all desires.”