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 we6:12 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
18Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent
in your prayers for all believers everywhere.6:18 Greek all of God’s holy people.
19And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain
God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.6:19
Greek explain the mystery of the Good News;some manuscripts read simply
explain the mystery. 20I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s
ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.