Ephesians 6:17
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New International Version
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

New Living Translation
Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

English Standard Version
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Berean Study Bible
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

New American Standard Bible
And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

King James Bible
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word.

International Standard Version
also take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

NET Bible
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

New Heart English Bible
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the spoken word of God;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Put on the helmet of salvation and grasp the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Also take salvation as your helmet and the word of God as the sword that the Spirit supplies.

New American Standard 1977
And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

King James 2000 Bible
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

American King James Version
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

American Standard Version
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).

Darby Bible Translation
Have also the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word;

English Revised Version
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Weymouth New Testament
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.

World English Bible
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Young's Literal Translation
and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Armor of God
16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:36
"You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your help makes me great.

Isaiah 49:2
He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.

Hosea 6:5
Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.

Zechariah 4:6
Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

Ephesians 5:26
to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 6:5
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age--
Treasury of Scripture

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

the helmet.

1 Samuel 17:5,58 And he had an helmet of brass on his head, and he was armed with …

Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation …

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

the sword.

Isaiah 49:2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his …

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went …

Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against …

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite …

which.

Matthew 4:4,7,10,11 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread …

Hebrews 12:5,6 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to …

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of …

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