Ephesians 6:11
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New International Version
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

New Living Translation
Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

English Standard Version
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

New American Standard Bible
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

King James Bible
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.

International Standard Version
Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the devil's strategies.

NET Bible
Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And put on all the armor of God, so that you can stand against the strategies of The Devil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil's strategies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand firm against the wiles of the devil.

King James 2000 Bible
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

American King James Version
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

American Standard Version
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.

Darby Bible Translation
Put on the panoply of God, that ye may be able to stand against the artifices of the devil:

English Revised Version
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Weymouth New Testament
Put on the complete armour of God, so as to be able to stand firm against all the stratagems of the Devil.

World English Bible
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Young's Literal Translation
put on the whole armour of God, for your being able to stand against the wiles of the devil,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Put on the entire amour of God. Chained to a soldier, the apostle's mind would go forth naturally to the subject of amour and warfare. Put on amour, for life is a battle-field; not a scene of soft enjoyment and ease, but of hard conflict, with foes within and without; put on the amour of God, provided by him for your protection and for aggression too, for it is good, well-adapted for your use, - God has thought of you, and has sent his amour for you; put on the whole amour of God, for each part of you needs to be protected, and you need suitable weapons for assailing all your foes. That ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Our chief enemy does not engage us in open warfare, but deals in wiles and stratagems, which need to be watched against and prepared for with peculiar care.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Put on the whole armour of God,.... Not that which God himself is sometimes clothed with, and uses against his enemies; but what he has provided for his people, and furnishes them with; the particulars of which are after mentioned: and it is called "the armour of God", because it is prepared by him for his people, and is bestowed on them by him; and because it is in its own nature divine and spiritual, and not carnal; and because it is provided for fighting the Lord's battles, and is used in them; and because the efficacy of it is from him, and the execution it does is owing to him: and it is whole, complete, and perfect; and all of it is useful, and no part to be neglected, but all to be taken and "put on"; which is not to make and provide this armour, but to take it, as in Ephesians 6:13; as being ready made and provided, and to expect and prepare for battle, and make use of it; and this supposes saints to be in a warfare state, and that they are in the character of soldiers, and have enemies to fight with, and therefore should be accoutred with proper and suitable armour, to meet them:

that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil; who is the grand enemy of Christ and his people, and a very powerful and cunning one he is; so that the whole armour of God should be put on, which is proof against all his might and craft, in order to stand against him, oppose him, and fight, and get the victory over him, which in the issue is always obtained by believers; for they not only stand their ground in the strength of Christ, and by the use of their armour confound his schemes, and baffle all his arts and stratagems, but are more than conquerors through him that has loved them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. the whole armour—the armor of light (Ro 13:12); on the right hand and left (2Co 6:7). The panoply offensive and defensive. An image readily suggested by the Roman armory, Paul being now in Rome. Repeated emphatically, Eph 6:13. In Ro 13:14 it is, "Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ"; in putting on Him, and the new man in Him, we put on "the whole armor of God." No opening at the head, the feet, the heart, the belly, the eye, the ear, or the tongue, is to be given to Satan. Believers have once for all overcome him; but on the ground of this fundamental victory gained over him, they are ever again to fight against and overcome him, even as they who once die with Christ have continually to mortify their members upon earth (Ro 6:2-14; Col 3:3, 5).

of God—furnished by God; not our own, else it would not stand (Ps 35:1-3). Spiritual, therefore, and mighty through God, not carnal (2Co 10:4).

wiles—literally, "schemes sought out" for deceiving (compare 2Co 11:14).

the devil—the ruling chief of the foes (Eph 6:12) organized into a kingdom of darkness (Mt 12:26), opposed to the kingdom of light.

Ephesians 6:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Full Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.…
Cross References
Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

2 Corinthians 6:7
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

Ephesians 4:14
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

Ephesians 6:13
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Put.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

the whole.

Ephesians 6:13 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness …

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through …

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate …

able.

Ephesians 6:13 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

Luke 14:29-31 Lest haply, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to …

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present …

the wiles.

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried …

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs …

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring …

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

Revelation 2:24 But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 13:11-15 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

Revelation 20:2,3,7,8 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, …

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