Ephesians 6:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Stand therefore, hauing your loynes girt about with trueth, and hauing on the breast-plate of righteousnesse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

- New American Standard Version (1995)

Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take your place, then, having your body clothed with the true word, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness;
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

Therfor stonde ye, and be gird aboute youre leendis in sothefastnesse, and clothid with the haburioun of riytwisnesse,
- Wycliffe Bible

Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:14

6:14 Having your loins girt about - That ye may be ready for every motion. With truth - Not only with the truths of the gospel, but with truth in the inward parts; for without this all our knowledge of divine truth will prove but a poor girdle in the evil day. So our Lord is described, #Isa 11:5|. And as a girded man is always ready to go on, so this seems to intimate an obedient heart, a ready will. Our Lord adds to the loins girded, the lights burning, #Lu 12:35|; showing that watching and ready obedience are the inseparable companions of faith and love. And having on the breastplate of righteousness - The righteousness of a spotless purity, in which Christ will present us faultless before God, through the merit of his own blood. With this breastplate our Lord is described, #Isa 59:17|. In the breast is the seat of conscience, which is guarded by righteousness. No armour for the back is mentioned. We are always to face our enemies.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:14

Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt. He next gives the armor that must be worn. The Roman soldier wore a girdle, breast-plate, shoes with iron nails, a helmet to protect his head, and carried a great shield on his left arm which was thrown in front of his body. His weapon was the sword. It was with the sword, not the spear as other nations, that the Romans conquered the world. And these represent parts of the Christian's spiritual armor. Girt about with truth. The girdle kept the armor in place and supported the sword. So truth holds the Christian armor and supports the sword of the Spirit. Having on the breastplate of righteousness. The breast-plate was over the lungs and heart. If Christ's righteousness is over our hearts, they can hardly suffer harm. Compare and see PNT "1Th 5:8".

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • Jacob Friesen
    It is God's divine holiness which we live by that stops all the firey darts of the enemy: Being transformed into the likeness of Christ Romans 8:29 we have the support in Isaiah 11:5 our loins are girdles with righteousness and our reins with faithfulness. The reins are the conscience and the mind; it is the faithful reins that bring into our heart what we aught to live by, and will live by.
  • Jose
    I think you answered your own question why do people still have multiple locks on the door because bad things happen to good people so you must protect yourself and your family just because you are with God and have his armor on does not mean that the people outside are with God and God also said we must be submissive not dumb careles we must forgive but not forget that is what defines us from God
  • Tracey Leach
    We should be putting on the whole armor of God every day. The thing is that we believers have a tendency to think that we are going out to battle Big Fights and forget that the devil has many devices and fiery darts that he uses. I know one of the greatest weapons we have against the devil is Prayer. He knows this too. So, what he does to me many times, is try to distract me with all kinds of things when I'm praying to God our Father. He will try to distract me with thoughts of where I need to be or what I plan to do later, send the cat to want to sit in my lap, the dog will come in whining to go out. All manor of things to distract me. These distractions can add up to my not being strengthened as God intends for me to be throughout my day. These little distractions can lead to big destruction for me. Maybe not immediately but somewhere along the way. We constantly know that we need God to help us through and deal with the "BIG" problems and situations that come at us but in the "little" things, we think we can 'handle' them on our own in our strength and in our own power. The scripture that we need the full armor for the darts and wiles of the devil. Things we sometimes think we are capable of doing or handling on our own. That is why the Armor covers different aspects of us. We are vulnerable in more than one area and not all of that is our physical being.
  • MockingBird
    The whole armour of God is explained further down from this passage. God has equipped us with all we will need for every circumstance and or situation of life. helmet for our mind : Breastplate for our heart : belt , loins girt with the truth which is the word of God : shoes for our feet for to bring peace :Sword of spirit to cut off all lies of enemy : shield of Faith which is the word of God : to Quench the firey darts of the wicked : And praying always : being in a prayer attitude at all times , being aware of the presence of God at all times. Saul's armour didn't fit David : but God's armour equips us to the max and it is not heavy on us or a baggage to carry around : The promises of God are not grevious !!!!
  • Marienicole
    This is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. If only we, as chiildren, were taught this over and over when we were growing up. That our parents, tho showig love and compassion, were stricter and taught us the right way to go. But so many times our parents of the 70's and 80's went the way of the world and didnt stay together or discipline us children enough. Now many of those children are drug and alcohol addicts, many in prison, many who gave up their own children to the same parents who let them get away with so much, thinking it was best because society thought so. I pray all parents love their children enough to follow this chapter, that they show them love with dicipline. Time is short- the Lord doesn't want anyone to perish, but to having everlasting life in Heaven.
  • If you do not stand up to pray, these evil forces will definetly overcome you. Even though the Lord GOD ALMIGTHY HAS de power to save u 4rm their vindictive act. But HeHas entrusted the power in u d t u shold decree it shall com to pass, another point to consider is that ore we clean because u can rebuke the fawler when u are in sin, the scripture says that if satan cast out demons it divide itself into 2.

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