Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.



  1. Paul goes on to delineate what that armor is. It is designed to protect and defend and if necessary be offensive.

  2. Ivan said

    Dear Bill

    Thanks for your comment. Yes, here is the passage in full:

    6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 6:13 Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. 6:14 Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 6:15 and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace; 6:16 above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    I thought the image was stronger without all the detail. However, the point you make is important: that the armour is for attack as well as defence.

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