Ephesians 6:18
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English Standard Version
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

King James Bible
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

American Standard Version
with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,

Douay-Rheims Bible
By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:

English Revised Version
with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,

Webster's Bible Translation
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching for this purpose with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Weymouth New Testament
Pray with unceasing prayer and entreaty on every fitting occasion in the Spirit, and be always on the alert to seize opportunities for doing so, with unwearied persistence and entreaty on behalf of all God's people,

Ephesians 6:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Always (ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ)

Incorrect. It means on every occasion. Rev., at all seasons. Compare Luke 21:36.

With all prayer and supplication (διὰ πάσης προσευχῆς καὶ δεήσεως)

Prayer is general, supplication special. Διά with is literally through; that is, through the medium of. All, lit., every. Prayer is of various kinds, formal, silent, vocal, secret, public, petitionary, ejaculatory - shot upward like a dart (jaculum) on a sudden emergency. Compare Psalm 5:1, Psalm 5:2.

Watching thereunto (εἰς αὐτὸ ἀγρυπνοῦντες)

Compare Colossians 4:2. For watching, see on Mark 13:33, Mark 13:35. Thereunto, unto prayer, for occasions of prayer, and to maintain the spirit of prayer. One must watch before prayer, in prayer, after prayer.

Perseverance (προσκαρτερήσει)

Only here. The kindred verb προσκαρτερέω to continue, occurs often. See on Acts 1:14.

Ephesians 6:18 Parallel Commentaries

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Praying.

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call on God?

Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 6:9 The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

Isaiah 26:16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was on them.

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...

Luke 3:26,37 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph...

Luke 18:1-7 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint...

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church to God for him.

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience...

supplication.

1 Kings 8:52,54,59 That your eyes may be open to the supplication of your servant, and to the supplication of your people Israel...

1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me: I have hallowed this house...

Esther 4:8 Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to show it to Esther...

Daniel 9:20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel...

Hosea 12:4 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication to him: he found him in Bethel...

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

in the.

Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

Romans 8:15,26,27 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba...

Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

watching.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Mark 13:33 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

Mark 14:38 Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

Luke 22:46 And said to them, Why sleep you? rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

all perseverance.

Genesis 32:24-28 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day...

Matthew 15:25-28 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me...

Luke 11:5-8 And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves...

Luke 18:1-8 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint...

supplication. See on ver.

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Ephesians 3:8,18 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Philippians 1:4 Always in every prayer of my for you all making request with joy,

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

Cross References
Mark 13:33
Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.

Luke 18:1
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Acts 1:14
All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Philippians 4:6
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 1:3
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

Colossians 1:4
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,

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