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

  • A disciple
    "Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." "the wiles of the devil" are tricks or stratagems intended to ensnare or deceive; his skill in outwitting; used by alluring and enticement of the lusts of the flesh and vanity of the mind to make us sin. The devil has multitudes of willing and yielded servants through whom to attack us out of the ambush.
  • 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
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; What it means is that there is a spiritual world underlying the physical world as we see it; and that it is not against flesh and blood, but against spirits and their dominions over men and whole regions of the world. We can see that happening in the smallest towns and the largest cities and entire Countries and cultures what great spiritual and moral war right now is everywhere.
  • Bruce
    Cheryl: We are fighting against Satan and his influence on the world. Without The Armor of God we are doomed. Verse 11-13

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