The Whole Armor of God

The Whole Armor of God

10A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12For we*6:12 Some manuscripts read you.  are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.*6:15 Or For shoes, put on the readiness to preach the Good News of peace with God.  16In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.*6:16 Greek the evil one.  17Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.