27 and do not (A)give the devil [a]an opportunity.

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  1. Ephesians 4:27 Lit a place

27 and do not give the devil a foothold.(A)

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11 (A)Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the (B)schemes of the devil. 12 For our (C)struggle is not against [a](D)flesh and blood, but (E)against the rulers, against the powers, against the (F)world forces of this (G)darkness, against the (H)spiritual forces of wickedness in (I)the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up (J)the full armor of God, so that you will be able to (K)resist in (L)the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, (M)having girded your loins with truth, and having (N)put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having (O)shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 [b]in addition to all, taking up the (P)shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the (Q)flaming arrows of (R)the evil one. 17 And take (S)the helmet of salvation, and the (T)sword of the Spirit, which is (U)the word of God.

18 [c]With all (V)prayer and petition [d](W)pray at all times (X)in the Spirit, and with this in view, [e](Y)be on the alert with all (Z)perseverance and (AA)petition for all the saints, 19 and (AB)pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me (AC)in the opening of my mouth, to make known with (AD)boldness (AE)the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an (AF)ambassador (AG)in [f]chains; that [g]in proclaiming it I may speak (AH)boldly, (AI)as I ought to speak.

21 (AJ)But that you also may know about my circumstances, [h]how I am doing, (AK)Tychicus, (AL)the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you. 22 [i](AM)I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know [j]about us, and that he may (AN)comfort your hearts.

23 (AO)Peace be to the brethren, and (AP)love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ [k]with incorruptible love.

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  1. Ephesians 6:12 Lit blood and flesh
  2. Ephesians 6:16 Lit in all
  3. Ephesians 6:18 Lit Through
  4. Ephesians 6:18 Lit praying
  5. Ephesians 6:18 Lit being
  6. Ephesians 6:20 Lit a chain
  7. Ephesians 6:20 Two early mss read I may speak it boldly
  8. Ephesians 6:21 Lit what
  9. Ephesians 6:22 Lit Whom I have sent to you
  10. Ephesians 6:22 Lit the things about us
  11. Ephesians 6:24 Lit in incorruption

11 Put on the full armor of God,(A) so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,(B) but against the rulers, against the authorities,(C) against the powers(D) of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.(E) 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,(F) so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,(G) with the breastplate of righteousness in place,(H) 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.(I) 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,(J) with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.(K) 17 Take the helmet of salvation(L) and the sword of the Spirit,(M) which is the word of God.(N)

18 And pray in the Spirit(O) on all occasions(P) with all kinds of prayers and requests.(Q) With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying(R) for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me,(S) that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly(T) make known the mystery(U) of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador(V) in chains.(W) Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Final Greetings

21 Tychicus,(X) the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,(Y) and that he may encourage you.(Z)

23 Peace(AA) to the brothers and sisters,[a] and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:23 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
  2. Ephesians 6:24 Or Grace and immortality to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ.

(A)Be of sober spirit, (B)be on the alert. Your adversary, (C)the devil, prowls around like a roaring (D)lion, seeking someone to devour. [a](E)But resist him, (F)firm in your faith, knowing that (G)the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your [b]brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered (H)for a little while, the (I)God of all grace, who (J)called you to His (K)eternal glory in Christ, will Himself (L)perfect, (M)confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 (N)To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

12 Through (O)Silvanus, our faithful brother [c](for so I regard him), (P)I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is (Q)the true grace of God. (R)Stand firm in it! 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, (S)Mark. 14 (T)Greet one another with a kiss of love.

(U)Peace be to you all who are in Christ.

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  1. 1 Peter 5:9 Lit whom resist
  2. 1 Peter 5:9 Lit brotherhood
  3. 1 Peter 5:12 Lit (as I consider)

Be alert and of sober mind.(A) Your enemy the devil prowls around(B) like a roaring lion(C) looking for someone to devour. Resist him,(D) standing firm in the faith,(E) because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.(F)

10 And the God of all grace, who called you(G) to his eternal glory(H) in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,(I) will himself restore you and make you strong,(J) firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.(K)

Final Greetings

12 With the help of Silas,[a](L) whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly,(M) encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.(N)

13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.(O) 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.(P)

Peace(Q) to all of you who are in Christ.

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  1. 1 Peter 5:12 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

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