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

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

Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
- 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

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

  • Mr. Smith
    Cheryl: Check out 1 Thessalonians 5:23. You should find your question answered there. God bless.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of GOD 2 THESSALONIANS and then shall that wicked be revealed whom THE LORD shall consume with the spirit of HIS mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of HIS coming REVELATION 19:10 and I fell at his feet to worship him and he said unto me see thou do it not I am thy fellowservant and of the brethren that have the testimony of JESUS worship GOD for the testimony of JESUS is the spirit of prophecy LUKE 9:26 for whosoever shall be ashamed of ME and of MY words of him shall the SON OF MAN be ashamed when HE shall come in HIS own glory and in HIS FATHERS and of the holy angels 2 THESSALONIANS 2:3 let no man deceive you by any means for that day shall not come except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed the son of perdition 1 JOHN 2:28 and now little children abide in HIM that when HE shall appear we may have confidence and not be ashamed before HIM at HIS coming --2:29-- if you know that HE is righteous you know that everyone that doeth righteousness --- is born of HIM --- EPHESIANS 6:14 stand therefore having your loins girt about --with truth--and having on the breastplate of --righteousness--
  • 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

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