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 for Ephesians 6:14

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 for Ephesians 6:14

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 6:14

  • Tameka M Wright on Ephesians 6:14
    This is so powerful.We have to remember to put on the Full Armor of God everyday. The day is so much better when i start with this chapter.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 6:14
    That was very interesting what you mentioned, Tameka.

    Many years ago, I heard a preacher share how, at the start of each day, he would take each piece of his spiritual armour & animatedly put it on himself. This made the act of preparedness to face each day, with the Enemy of our souls at the door, a graphical reminder of how every part of his body was prepared for the day's battle. This at first sounded a little childish & simplistic, but it meant to him, being alert in mind & spirit as he stepped outside his front door. I say, that if it takes a few minutes each day to do this & we are better prepared to tackle the enemy, then go for it. But watchfulness is the key & not spiritual slumber. May you grow closer to your Lord & win many battles with your holy Armour.
  • CLDR on Ephesians 6:14
    I sometimes pick up the Bible and just open it and read where it lands, tonight I was feeling very hopeless and scared, and it landed on 2 Corinthians 1 - 12. I felt it was God leading me to read those verses. They are speaking of this pandemic (metaphorically). It was such a spiritual feeling that came over me and took away my anxiety and fear.
  • Lugene on Ephesians 6:14
    What does he mean, "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth"?
  • Otu edem on Ephesians 6:14
    holiness is the nature of God and no evil can come near us because what is born of God is god. Sin brings affliction on God's people.


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