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 6:11

  • The armour is having a clear understanding of right and wrong, which the bible teaches us and Gods word is precise and trustworthy in every part. And if we do not know, then we should ask the Holly Spirit 'is it the will of God I am following, or is it the will of Satan? '. For when we trust the Holly Spirit and use the gift of 'discernment ' granted to each of us by God, to know wrong i.e. the unfruitful works of darkness then we have a duty to reprove it. The battle between good and evil is not about our own self glorification, for there is only one King and that is God .and without God and Jesus in our heart and mind, we are nothing and prone to falter. So have faith and fight the good fight with all they might. God has given you all the armour to do so in a gentle but assertive manor.
  • Richard Royds for verse 11
    Every piece of armour is underpinned by the Bible, not just the sword. Don 't let yourself get sloppy and not keep God 's teaching in His wonderful Bible at your fingertips. Be determined to be a wise and loving warrior for our Lord, Saviour and Friend. Use all the armour well, and keep your sword arm in trim! Welcome to the fight, good brother or sister. See you in the boss ' office. God bless until then.
  • Wharton for verse 11
    Thanks for understanding
  • Moses Njenga for verse 11
    The devil has one mission to destroy through lies, ignorance but I have news for him, the LORD has placed us on a ROCK that higher than ourselves for one assignment to destroy every work the devil has created, greater is HIM who resides in us than who that is in the world.
  • GC Browny for verse 11
    God is my father and the source of my life,joy,peace and everything I need.If Jesus Christ is my rock then I shall fear no evil,I will continue to strive not until I am able to put the whole armor of God on me.glory be to God.
  • Wiles means....lies,trick s,devices untruthfulness