Ephesians 6:17

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And take the helmet of saluation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And take salvation for your head-dress and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- Basic English Bible

Have also the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word;
- Darby Bible

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- Webster's Bible

and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
- Weymouth Bible

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
- World English Bible

And take ye the helm of helthe, and the swerd of the Goost, that is, the word of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:17


6:17 And take for an helmet the hope of salvation - #1Thes 5:8|. The head is that part which is most carefully to be defended. One stroke here may prove fatal. The armour for this is the hope of salvation. The lowest degree of this hope is a confidence that God will work the whole work of faith in us; the highest is a full assurance of future glory, added to the experimental knowledge of pardoning love. Armed with this helmet, the hope of the joy set before him, Christ endured the cross, and despised the shame, #Heb 12:2|. And the sword of the Spirit, the word of God - This Satan cannot withstand, when it is edged and wielded by faith. Till now our armour has been only defensive. But we are to attack Satan, as well as secure ourselves; the shield in one hand, and the sword in the other. Whoever fights with the powers of hell will need both. He that is covered with armour from head to foot, and neglects this, will be foiled after all. This whole description shows us how great a thing it is to be a Christian. The want of any one thing makes him incomplete. Though he has his loins girt with truth, righteousness for a breastplate, his feet shod with the preparation of the gospel, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit; yet one thing he wants after all. What is that? It follows,


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:17


Eph 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation. The Roman soldier wore on his head a metallic cap to protect it from blows, called a helmet. Isa 59:17 says: "He put a helmet of salvation on his head". See also 1Th 5:8. Salvation, the consciousness that we have a Savior "able to save unto the uttermost" (Heb 7:25). And the sword of the Spirit. The armor before described is to protect; the sword to assail. It is the Christian soldier who is to wield the sword of the Spirit. That is, the Spirit conquers through him. The word is the word of God. Thus Peter conquered on Pentecost, and Paul in his labors. Thus always and everywhere. The Christian soldier filled with the Spirit must "preach the word". See Heb 4:12.

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
  • Agnes
    This verse is a teaching for human beings and their relationship to power. It is a reminder that the true power is God's. However, in our lives we come up against power-full figures. We must relate to them protected by the knowledge that it is God's truths that we are really struggling to make real: truth, righteousness, peace, faith. The fight is against man's interpretation of power.
  • 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

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