Ephesians 6:10
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New International Version
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

New Living Translation
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

English Standard Version
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Berean Study Bible
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Berean Literal Bible
Henceforth be empowered in the Lord and in the strength of His might.

New American Standard Bible
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.

King James Bible
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.

International Standard Version
Finally, be strong in the Lord, relying on his mighty strength.

NET Bible
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power.

New Heart English Bible
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, my brethren, be strengthened in our Lord and in the force of his power.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength.

New American Standard 1977
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.

King James 2000 Bible
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

American King James Version
Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

American Standard Version
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of his power.

Darby Bible Translation
For the rest, brethren, be strong in [the] Lord, and in the might of his strength.

English Revised Version
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Webster's Bible Translation
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Weymouth New Testament
In conclusion, strengthen yourselves in the Lord and in the power which His supreme might imparts.

World English Bible
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the rest, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might;
Study Bible
The Armor of God
9And masters, do the same for your slaves. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him. 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes.…
Cross References
Haggai 2:4
'But now take courage, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD, 'take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,' declares the LORD, 'and work; for I am with you,' declares the LORD of hosts.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.

Ephesians 1:19
and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe. He displayed this power in the working of His mighty strength,

2 Timothy 2:1
You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should speak as one conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

1 John 2:14
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
Treasury of Scripture

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Finally.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

be.

Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, …

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to …

Deuteronomy 20:3,4 And shall say to them, Hear, O Israel, you approach this day to battle …

Deuteronomy 31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and …

Joshua 1:6,7,9 Be strong and of a good courage: for to this people shall you divide …

1 Samuel 23:16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and …

1 Chronicles 28:10,20 Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for …

2 Chronicles 15:7 Be you strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your …

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with …

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Isaiah 40:28,31 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, …

Haggai 2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, said the LORD; and be strong, O …

Zechariah 8:9,13 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, you that hear …

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to …

2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

(6. Conclusion (Ephesians 6:10-24).

(1) FINAL EXHORTATION to put on the whole armour of God, in order to stand fast in the struggle, not against flesh and blood, but against unearthly powers of evil (Ephesians 6:10-17).

(2) SPECIAL DESIRE OF THEIR PRAYERS, as for themselves and for all men, so especially for St. Paul himself (Ephesians 6:18-20).

(3) COMMENDATION OF TYCHICUS (Ephesians 6:21-22).

(4) CLOSING SALUTATION (Ephesians 6:23-24).]

(10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord.--The address "my brethren" appears to be an interpolation (probably from Philippians 3:1). Frequent as it is from St. Paul, it is not found either in this or in the Colossian Epistle.

Be strong.--Properly, be strengthened in the inner man; go on from strength to strength (as in Acts 9:22; 2Timothy 2:1). So in Philippians 4:13 we have the cognate expression, "Christ that strengtheneth me," in whom "I can do all things." The conception is nearly that of Ephesians 3:16; except that there the idea is rather of passive strength and firmness, here of active power to fight "in the power of God's might," working in us, because it works in our Master. (Comp. Ephesians 1:19-20.) It differs also from that which follows. "Christ in us" is here our life and indwelling strength; in the next verses the likeness of Christ, as manifested in various graces, is the armour "put on" for the battle.

Verses 10-20. - THE CHRISTIAN WARFARE. Verse 10. - Finally. The apostle has now reached his last passage, and by this word quickens the attention of his readers and prepares them for a counsel eminently weighty in itself, and gathering up the pith and marrow, as it were, of what goes before. "My brethren," A.V., is rejected by R.V, and most modern commentators, for lack of external evidence. We note, however, that, whereas in the preceding verses he had distributed the Ephesians into groups, giving an appropriate counsel to each, he now brings them again together, and has a concluding counsel for them all. Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Compare with Ephesians 3:16, where the heavenly provision for obtaining strength is specified, and with Ephesians 4:30, where we are cautioned against a course that will fritter away that provision. The ever-recurring formula, "in the Lord," indicates the relation to Christ in which alone the strength can be experienced (comp. 2 Corinthians 12:9). The might is Christ's, but by faith it becomes our strength. As the steam-engine genders the dynamic force, which belts and wheels communicate to the inert machinery of the factory, so Christ is the source of that spiritual strength which through faith is communicated to all his people. To be strong is our duty; to be weak is our sin. Strong trust, strong courage, strong endurance, strong hope. strong love, may all be had from him, if only our fellowship with him be maintained in uninterrupted vigor. Finally, my brethren,.... This is the conclusion of the apostle's exhortations, in which he addresses the saints as his brethren; which appellation he uses, not merely as a familiar way of speaking among the Jews, but in regard to them as regenerate persons, and of the same family and household of God with himself; and he calls them so, to show his humility, and as a proof of his affection to them, and with a design to encourage them to their duty, as follows:

be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might; which is directed to, partly on account of the things before exhorted to, which could not be performed in their own strength; and partly with respect to their many and potent enemies hereafter mentioned, against whom they had no might nor power of their own; and therefore the apostle points out the Lord Jesus Christ unto them, in whom are strength, power, and might, even everlasting strength, to enable them to perform their duty, and to fight against every enemy, sin, Satan, and the world; for though they are weak, and strength in themselves, and can do nothing of themselves, and without Christ; yet since there is strength in him, which is communicable to them, they may expect it from him, and depend upon it; and they may come at, or strengthen themselves in it, and by it, by meditation on it, by prayer for it, by waiting on Christ in his own ways, by exercising faith upon him, and through the Spirit, who strengthens them from him with might in the inward man. 10. my brethren—Some of the oldest manuscripts omit these words. Some with Vulgate retain them. The phrase occurs nowhere else in the Epistle (see, however, Eph 6:23); if genuine, it is appropriate here in the close of the Epistle, where he is urging his fellow soldiers to the good fight in the Christian armor. Most of the oldest manuscripts for "finally," read, "henceforward," or "from henceforth" (Ga 6:17).

be strong—Greek, "be strengthened."

in the power of his might—Christ's might: as in Eph 1:19, it is the Father's might.6:10-18 Spiritual strength and courage are needed for our spiritual warfare and suffering. Those who would prove themselves to have true grace, must aim at all grace; and put on the whole armour of God, which he prepares and bestows. The Christian armour is made to be worn; and there is no putting off our armour till we have done our warfare, and finished our course. The combat is not against human enemies, nor against our own corrupt nature only; we have to do with an enemy who has a thousand ways of beguiling unstable souls. The devils assault us in the things that belong to our souls, and labour to deface the heavenly image in our hearts. We must resolve by God's grace, not to yield to Satan. Resist him, and he will flee. If we give way, he will get ground. If we distrust either our cause, or our Leader, or our armour, we give him advantage. The different parts of the armour of heavy-armed soldiers, who had to sustain the fiercest assaults of the enemy, are here described. There is none for the back; nothing to defend those who turn back in the Christian warfare. Truth, or sincerity, is the girdle. This girds on all the other pieces of our armour, and is first mentioned. There can be no religion without sincerity. The righteousness of Christ, imputed to us, is a breastplate against the arrows of Divine wrath. The righteousness of Christ implanted in us, fortifies the heart against the attacks of Satan. Resolution must be as greaves, or armour to our legs; and to stand their ground or to march forward in rugged paths, the feet must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Motives to obedience, amidst trials, must be drawn from a clear knowledge of the gospel. Faith is all in all in an hour of temptation. Faith, as relying on unseen objects, receiving Christ and the benefits of redemption, and so deriving grace from him, is like a shield, a defence every way. The devil is the wicked one. Violent temptations, by which the soul is set on fire of hell, are darts Satan shoots at us. Also, hard thoughts of God, and as to ourselves. Faith applying the word of God and the grace of Christ, quenches the darts of temptation. Salvation must be our helmet. A good hope of salvation, a Scriptural expectation of victory, will purify the soul, and keep it from being defiled by Satan. To the Christian armed for defense in battle, the apostle recommends only one weapon of attack; but it is enough, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. It subdues and mortifies evil desires and blasphemous thoughts as they rise within; and answers unbelief and error as they assault from without. A single text, well understood, and rightly applied, at once destroys a temptation or an objection, and subdues the most formidable adversary. Prayer must fasten all the other parts of our Christian armour. There are other duties of religion, and of our stations in the world, but we must keep up times of prayer. Though set and solemn prayer may not be seasonable when other duties are to be done, yet short pious prayers darted out, always are so. We must use holy thoughts in our ordinary course. A vain heart will be vain in prayer. We must pray with all kinds of prayer, public, private, and secret; social and solitary; solemn and sudden: with all the parts of prayer; confession of sin, petition for mercy, and thanksgiving for favours received. And we must do it by the grace of God the Holy Spirit, in dependence on, and according to, his teaching. We must preserve in particular requests, notwithstanding discouragements. We must pray, not for ourselves only, but for all saints. Our enemies are mighty, and we are without strength, but our Redeemer is almighty, and in the power of his mighty we may overcome. Wherefore we must stir up ourselves. Have not we, when God has called, often neglected to answer? Let us think upon these things, and continue our prayers with patience.
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