Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
2. Faith performs another of its important orifices as a shield, by presenting to its possessor both temporal and eternal things in something of their real and relative value.
3. This shield of the Christian warrior also performs its office by protecting the soldier against the direct power of temptation.
4. The shield of faith also subserves a most important purpose by making ready the spiritual soldier for great enterprises.
(J. Leyburn, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.