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
    Nathaniel; You say good words, that are so important! As to the efficacy of prayer of a righteous man; in Daniel 9 the man of God was reflecting on the Scriptures and praying and confessing and fasting about the things he read; and while he was doing these things there was great battle in the spirit world of the heavens for the sake of bringing God's answer and understanding to Daniel.
  • Nathaniel A. Omonayajo
    In view of various challenges facing our generation, this chapter has given us an answer - "put on the armour of God..." Children of God all over the world must rise up to the challenges through power of prayer. Victory is certain. Jesus is Lord!
  • Mary
    Paul was in prison when he wrote Ephesians. Tychicus was there with him, and it is a blessing that he was. Paul told us how to fight against the evil spirits and he even gave us instructions on how to dress. Putting on the whole armour, it is all there verses 11 through 18. I love it. If we follow this advice we cannot miss.
  • Cheryl
    So when God form man from the dust of Earth and breath the breath of life in him he did not say man was a spirit but upon death our life breath returns to him when did he say man had separate form other than one he gave us
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Codes of good practice for children and servants are here. Also, we should “put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places….that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Mystery of inquitity it's describing a Christians true enemy which is the spiritual realm your enemies are not just your sinful flesh it's the devils that tempt your sinful flesh controlled by the god of this world your adversary the devil