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

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 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

  • 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"?
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 6:14
    Jesse has given a great Truth there, that we are to STAND against the wiles (tricks, deception) of Satan. The picture here of course, is of a warrior ready for battle. You see the picture in your mind's eye: he may look an ordinary guy, just like someone you pass by on the street, but after he puts his armour on, he becomes formidable & terrifying to everyone. However, unlike the warrior so dressed for the physical battle, the picture is presented by the apostle Paul, that we are to be so dressed & equipped with spiritual weaponry, not against a human foe, but a spiritual one, who is far more powerful than we can ever hope to be on our own.

    As this spiritual battle constantly rages against Christians, we are told to be constantly fitted out (not ever changing into our casual clothing) as the enemy never rests & his attacks are relentless. So Paul envisions the warrior (he may have also got the idea when looking at the Roman soldiers that were around him), and he sees his armoury & relates this to that which Christians should also wear, but our armoury is for the purpose of spiritual warfare. Our head protection: helmet of salvation; our chest protection: breastplate of righteousness & shield of faith; our physical weapon, though not used for physical attack but for spiritual contact: sword of the Spirit (God's Word); our midriff to thighs: God's Truth; our feet: carrying out the Gospel of Peace. And there's more! As in hand to hand combat, combatants will voice their hatred or curse their opponent to unsettle him (a little like what happens on the football field), the Christian is to "pray with all prayer & supplication in the Spirit": no curses against Satan, but being in prayer & dependence on God's Power & skilfully using God's Word (Sword) against him. And we know, when God's Word is spoken, even Satan has to withdraw (Mt 4:1-11).
  • Jesse - in Reply on Ephesians 6:14
    Lugene,

    This starts at Verse 11 where it says put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Every one of these pieces of armor from Verse 11 to Verse 17 is Christ.

    It says put on the whole armor of God. And this is Aorist Tense which means do it one time. That's very important!

    Put on the whole armor of God. The purpose: that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. The word wiles in the Greek text is the word Methodea which means methods or schemes.



    And notice that all of this is to cause us to stand. Not to fight, but to stand. Why? Because our position is in Christ at the right hand of the throne of God in the spirit realm! We don't need to fight Satan because he's already been defeated.

    We are told in Verse 13 to take the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Wherefore take unto you, (Aorist Tense), the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand, (and that's the word resist), in the evil day, and having done all, that is, after everything has been worked out, to stand. In other words, once the dust settles, you're still standing. Stand, not fight!

    So when we put on Christ, we put on the whole armor of God. It's a one-time deal, and the armor never comes off.
  • 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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