Ephesians 6:17
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English Standard Version
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:

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).

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.

Ephesians 6:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Take the helmet of salvation (τὴν περικεφαλαίαν τοῦ σωτηρίου δέξασθε)

Compare Isaiah 59:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:8. Take is a different word from that used in Ephesians 6:13, Ephesians 6:16. It is receive as from God. The meaning is the helmet which is salvation. The protection for the head. The helmet was originally of skin, strengthened with bronze or other metal, and surmounted with a figure adorned with a horsehair crest. It was furnished with a visor to protect the face.

Sword of the Spirit (μάχαιραν τοῦ πνεύματος)

See on Revelation 6:4. The word of God serves both for attack and to parry the thrusts of the enemy. Thus Christ used it in His temptation. It is the sword of the Spirit, because the Spirit of God gives it and inspires it. The Spirit's aid is needed for its interpretation. Compare John 14:10; Hebrews 4:12, in which latter passage the image is sacrificial.

Word of God (ῥῆμα θεοῦ)

See on Luke 1:37. See Luke 3:2; Luke 4:4; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 6:5; Hebrews 11:3.

Ephesians 6:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the helmet.

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

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

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

the sword.

Isaiah 49:2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me, and made me a polished shaft...

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword...

Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron...

which.

Matthew 4:4,7,10,11 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God...

Hebrews 12:5,6 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord...

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:36
You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your gentleness made me great.

Isaiah 49:2
He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away.

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.

Hosea 6:5
Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth as the light.

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

Ephesians 5:26
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

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

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