for by (A)wise guidance you can wage your war,
    and in (B)abundance of counselors there is victory.

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14 Where there is (A)no guidance, a people falls,
    (B)but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

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18 (A)Plans are established by counsel;
    by (B)wise guidance (C)wage war.

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(A)I have fought the good fight, (B)I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

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The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, (A)be strong in the Lord and in (B)the strength of his might. 11 (C)Put on (D)the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against (E)the schemes of the devil. 12 For (F)we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against (G)the rulers, against the authorities, against (H)the cosmic powers over (I)this present darkness, against (J)the spiritual forces of evil (K)in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore (L)take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in (M)the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, (N)having fastened on the belt of truth, and (O)having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, (P)as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up (Q)the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all (R)the flaming darts of (S)the evil one; 17 and take (T)the helmet of salvation, and (U)the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying (V)at all times (W)in the Spirit, (X)with all prayer and supplication. To that end, (Y)keep alert with all perseverance, making (Z)supplication for all the saints, 19 and (AA)also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth (AB)boldly to proclaim (AC)the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I (AD)am an ambassador (AE)in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

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25 Every (A)athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we (B)an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I (C)do not box as one (D)beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and (E)keep it under control,[a] lest after preaching to others (F)I myself should be (G)disqualified.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:27 Greek I pummel my body and make it a slave

31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not (A)sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

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22 (A)Without counsel plans fail,
    but with many advisers they succeed.

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Fight the Good Fight of Faith

11 But as for you, (A)O man of God, (B)flee these things. (C)Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 (D)Fight the good fight of the faith. (E)Take hold of the eternal life (F)to which you were called and about which you made (G)the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

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