Ephesians 6:11

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the deuill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take up God's instruments of war, so that you may be able to keep your position against all the deceits of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

Put on the panoply of God, that ye may be able to stand against the artifices of the devil:
- Darby Bible

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
- Webster's Bible

Put on the complete armour of God, so as to be able to stand firm against all the stratagems of the Devil.
- Weymouth Bible

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
- World English Bible

Clothe you with the armere of God, that ye moun stonde ayens aspiynges of the deuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

put on the whole armour of God, for your being able to stand against the wiles of the devil,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:11


6:11 Put on the whole armour of God - The Greek word means a complete suit of armour. Believers are said to put on the girdle, breastplate, shoes; to take the shield of faith, and sword of the Spirit. The whole armour - As if the armour would scarce do, it must be the whole armour. This is repeated, ver.#13|, because of the strength and subtilty of our adversaries, and because of an evil day of sore trial being at hand.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:11


Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God. The ancient soldier was not equipped for war until he had put on his armor. Paul was at that time a prisoner, probably living near the praetorian camp in Rome, as he was by the Roman customs under the charge of the praetorian prefect. It is possible that the figure was suggested by the sights he so often witnessed. See PNT "1Th 5:8". That ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. The great enemy. The armor was designed not only to protect, but there were weapons also with which to assail him.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • John
    We must first understand that the apostle Paul is speaking to those that are in Christ. Not everyone that profess to be a Christian is in Christ. They don't acknowledge that there is one lord, one faith and one baptism. To be in Christ is to be in the church that he purchased with his blood. The Ephesian letter is written to the church. You must obey the gospel of Christ to be added to his church
  • Robert McBeath
    Romans 13:12,put on the armour of light.verse 14 put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaiah 59:16-17, it is YHWH Himself that puts on the armour. As a Pastor I have always taught that Ephesians 6:13 is what Paul states in Romans 13:14, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, in Him we always have victory!
  • Plummer harris
    I have recived everything I have from GOD including my life the HOLY SPIRIT YOU and his ARMOUR thank you for the every day readings.THANK YOU AMEN AMEN
  • MockingBird
    We get dressed every day. We would be in some kind of trouble with indecent exposeour !!! So as with God's armour : Unless we dress every day in His armour we are naked and cannot stand , we would be in some kind of trouble !!! The word says to put on : So we have to put it on : God is not going to put it on for us He has made the provision and we have the responsibility to do what God says !!!
  • Mbugua
    Comment*Our warfare is against the wiles (methods) of the deveil (Rom 13:12,14). We cast off the works of darkness and we put on the armour of light, we put on the Lord Jesus Christ and not walk in flesh to fulfill the lusts of the body
  • Francis Ademokoya
    I love to study this chapter because it gives light as to who the real enemies are and the levels of their operations