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

  • A disciple
    Wayne; I think we tried to help you with this before! Paul is not your Saviour! Paul didn't invent the Glad Tidings of Christ; nor was he teaching anything that wasn't before already in the words of the Prophets. Why do you hang on something that causes worthless arguments? Read in Corinthians what Paul himself says about those who put too much on being his disciples: God is the Saviour and Lord!
  • Wayne
    A Disciple, Paul calls it "my gospel" Romans 2:16.
  • A disciple
    "But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore." Exodus 14:29-30 One of the great signs for us to look to for understanding the way we take with Jesus, is the salvation and deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and the consequent humbling and destruction of Pharaoh and his army. The Day of our deliverance and salvation will be the same Day that God executes judgment on the pride and the idols of the wicked. Our very salvation is the rebuke of everything they have used to build their world, and all they trust in to support their delusions. The things that the evil ones count on to be our inescapable ruin shall be the very things that God will make our deliverance for ever out of their hands. "Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD with you!"
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:5 AND YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EXHORTATION WHICH SPEAKETH UNTO YOU AS UNTO CHILDREN --MY SON--DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD NOR FAINT WHEN THOU ART REBUKED OF HIM --6--FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASENETH AND SCOURGETH EVERY SON HE RECEIVETH --7--IF YOU ENDURE CHASTENING-- GOD DEALETH WITH YOU AS SONS FOR WHAT SON IS HE WHOM THE FATHER CHASENETH NOT --8--BUT IF YOU BE WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT ---WHEREOF ALL ARE PARTAKERS ---THEN ARE YOU BASTARDS AND NOT SONS --9--FURTHERMORE WE HAVE HAD FATHERS OF OUR FLESH WHICH CORRECTED US AND WE GAVE THEM REVERANCE SHALL WE NOT MUCH RATHER BE IN SUBJECTION UNTO THE FATHER OF SPIRITS AND LIVE DUETERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW ISAIAH 42:9 BEHOLD THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS AND NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE BEFORE THEY SPRINGFORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM
  • A disciple
    "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right." Ephesians 6:1 In the context of this part of the Epistle on the subject of Submitting ourselves to, and honoring and loving one another whether it is the married couple, the parents and their children, the servants and their masters, the community and their rulers the measure of our love for Jesus and our obedience, is in how we walk in truth and love toward those in our most ordinary relations and everyday life. Every kind of relationship whether with family, friends, neighbors or strangers, we need to learn their important relation with our walk with God, and should be regarded as the way we will actually do what the Lord says. If we read our Bibles, attend meetings and fellowship, witness to others, we don't want to be a "Street Angel, and a Home Devil!" In other words, appearing to be a devout and holy Christian outside the home, but a terrible selfish monster toward your family at home!
  • Macie
    this bible reading is so important parents please raise you children in the lord