Ephesians 6:12
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

King James Bible
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

American Standard Version
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places .

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

English Revised Version
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Weymouth New Testament
For ours is not a conflict with mere flesh and blood, but with the despotisms, the empires, the forces that control and govern this dark world--the spiritual hosts of evil arrayed against us in the heavenly warfare.

Ephesians 6:12 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

We wrestle (ἔστιν ἡμῖν ἡ πάλη)

Rev., more literally and correctly, our wrestling is. Πάλη wrestling, only here.

Flesh and blood

The Greek reverses the order.

Principalities and powers

See on Colossians 1:16.

Rulers of the darkness of this world (κοσμοκράτορας τοῦ σκότους τούτου)

Rev., more correctly, world-rulers of this darkness. World-Rulers only here. Compare John 14:30; John 16:11; 1 John 5:19; 2 Corinthians 4:4.

Spiritual wickedness (τὰ πνευματικὰ τῆς πονηρίας)

Lit., the spiritual things of wickedness. Rev., spiritual hosts of wickedness. The phrase is collective, of the evil powers viewed as a body. Wickedness is active evil, mischief. Hence Satan is called ὁ πονηρός the wicked one. See on Luke 3:19; see on Luke 7:21; see on 1 John 2:13.

In high places (ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις)

Rev., more literally, in the heavenly places. Used in the general sense of the sky or air. See on Ephesians 2:2.

Ephesians 6:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wrestle.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown...

2 Timothy 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

Hebrews 12:1,4 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

flesh and blood. Gr. blood and flesh.

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you...

1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.

Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

principalities.

Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world...

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

against the.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Job 2:2 And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth...

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

spiritual wickedness. or, wicked spirits. high. or, heavenly. See on ch.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Cross References
Matthew 16:17
And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

Mark 4:19
but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

1 Corinthians 9:25
Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Jump to Previous
Age Authorities Blood Conflict Control Dark Darkness Fight Flesh Forces Govern Heavenly High Hosts Mere Night Ours Places Powers Present Principalities Realms Rulers Spirits Spiritual Struggle Wickedness World World's Wrestle Wrestling
Jump to Next
Age Authorities Blood Conflict Control Dark Darkness Fight Flesh Forces Govern Heavenly High Hosts Mere Night Ours Places Powers Present Principalities Realms Rulers Spirits Spiritual Struggle Wickedness World World's Wrestle Wrestling
Links
Ephesians 6:12 NIV
Ephesians 6:12 NLT
Ephesians 6:12 ESV
Ephesians 6:12 NASB
Ephesians 6:12 KJV

Ephesians 6:12 Bible Apps
Ephesians 6:12 Biblia Paralela
Ephesians 6:12 Chinese Bible
Ephesians 6:12 French Bible
Ephesians 6:12 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Ephesians 6:11
Top of Page
Top of Page