The Armor of God

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

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

21 (AL)Now, so that you also may know about my circumstances as to [i]what I am doing, (AM)Tychicus, (AN)the beloved brother and faithful [j]servant in the Lord, will make everything known to you. 22 [k](AO)I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know [l]about us, and that he may (AP)comfort your hearts.

23 (AQ)Peace be to the brothers and sisters, and (AR)love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ [m]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 6:18 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  7. Ephesians 6:20 Lit a chain
  8. Ephesians 6:20 Two early mss I may speak it boldly
  9. Ephesians 6:21 Or how
  10. Ephesians 6:21 Or minister
  11. Ephesians 6:22 Lit Whom I have sent to you
  12. Ephesians 6:22 Lit the things about us
  13. Ephesians 6:24 Lit in incorruption

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