Ephesians 6:14
New International Version
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

New Living Translation
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.

English Standard Version
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Berean Study Bible
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed,

Berean Literal Bible
Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

New American Standard Bible
Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,

New King James Version
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

King James Bible
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Christian Standard Bible
Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,

Contemporary English Version
Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God's justice protect you like armor.

Good News Translation
So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,

International Standard Version
Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

NET Bible
Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness,

New Heart English Bible
Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Stand therefore and gird your waist with the truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So then, take your stand! Fasten truth around your waist like a belt. Put on God's approval as your breastplate.

New American Standard 1977
Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Stand firm, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate, {the coat of mail and coat of arms} of righteousness,

King James 2000 Bible
Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

American King James Version
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

American Standard Version
Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice,

Darby Bible Translation
Stand therefore, having girt about your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

English Revised Version
Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Webster's Bible Translation
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness;

Weymouth New Testament
Stand therefore, first fastening round you the girdle of truth and putting on the breastplate of uprightness

World English Bible
Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Young's Literal Translation
Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,
Study Bible
The Armor of God
13Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace.…
Cross References
Job 29:14
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; justice was my robe and turban.

Isaiah 11:5
Righteousness will be the belt around His hips, and faithfulness the sash around His waist.

Isaiah 59:17
He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance and wrapped Himself in a cloak of zeal.

Luke 12:35
Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Ephesians 6:13
Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.

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.

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

having.

Ephesians 5:9
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Isaiah 11:5
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Luke 12:35
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

the breastplate.

Isaiah 59:17
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

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.

Revelation 9:9,17
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle…







Lexicon
Stand firm
στῆτε (stēte)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

{the belt of} truth
ἀληθείᾳ (alētheia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 225: From alethes; truth.

fastened around
περιζωσάμενοι (perizōsamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4024: From peri and zonnumi; to gird all around, i.e. to fasten on one's belt.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

waist,
ὀσφὺν (osphyn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3751: The loins. Of uncertain affinity; the loin, i.e. The hip; internally procreative power.

[with]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

breastplate
θώρακα (thōraka)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2382: A breast-plate, corslet, cuirass. Of uncertain affinity; the chest, i.e. a corslet.

of righteousness
δικαιοσύνης (dikaiosynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

arrayed,
ἐνδυσάμενοι (endysamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1746: To put on, clothe (another). From en and duno; to invest with clothing.
(14-17) In this magnificent passage, while it would be unreasonable to look for formal and systematic exactness, it is clear that (as usual in St. Paul's most figurative passages) there runs through the whole a distinct method of idea. Thus (1) the order in which the armour in enumerated is clearly the order in which the armour of the Roman soldier was actually put on. It nearly corresponds with the invariable order in which Homer describes over and over again the arming of his heroes. First the belt and the corselet, which met and together formed the body armour; then the sandals; next the shield, and after this (for the strap of the great shield could hardly pass over the helmet) the helmet itself; then the soldier was armed, and only had to take up the sword and spear. It is curious to note that St. Paul omits the spear (the pilum of the Roman soldier)--exactly that part of his equipment which, when on guard within, the soldier would not be likely to assume. (2) Again, since "to put on the armour of light" is to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ," it follows that the various parts of the defensive armour are the various parts of the image of the Lord Jesus Christ; hence they are properly His, and are through His gift appropriated by us. Thus the "righteousness" is clearly the righteousness of Christ, realised in us (comp. Philippians 3:9); the sandals, which give firm footing, are the gospel of our peace in Him; the salvation is His salvation worked out in us. Only the sword is in no sense our own: it is the "Word of God" wielded by us, but in itself "living and powerful and sharp" (Hebrews 4:12).

(14) Your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.--There is here an obvious reference to two passages of Isaiah (Isaiah 11:5; Isaiah 59:17), "Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins," "He put on righteousness as a breastplate." Truth and righteousness are virtually identical, or, at least, inseparable. Hence they are compared to the strong belt, and the breastplate continuous with it, forming together the armour of the body. Perhaps "truth" is taken as the belt because it is the one bond both of society and of individual character. But it is in the two together that men stand "armed strong in honesty." In 1Thessalonians 5:8, the metaphor is different and perhaps less exact. There the breastplate is the "breastplate of faith and love"--that which here is the shield.

Verse 14. - Stand therefore, having girt about your loins with truth. The "stand" in ver. 13 denotes the end of the conflict; this "stand" is at the beginning. Obviously there must be a firm stand at the beginning if there is to be at the end. In order to this, we must fasten the girdle round our loins - viz, truth, here used in a comprehensive sense, denoting honesty; sincerity of profession in opposition to all sham, levity, hypocrisy; and likewise the element of "truth in Jesus" (Ephesians 5:21), the substance of the gospel revelation. We are to gird ourselves in truth, ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, establishing ourselves in that element, wrapping it round us; ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, literally, "girded in truth." And having put on the breastplate of righteousness. Comp. Ephesians 5:24, for at least one element of the righteousness - righteousness wrought in us by the Holy Ghost after the image of Christ. But a more comprehensive use of the term is not excluded - the whole righteousness that we derive from Christ - righteousness imputed and righteousness infused. 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.
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