Ephesians 6:17

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And take the helmet of saluation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And take salvation for your head-dress and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- Basic English Bible

Have also the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word;
- Darby Bible

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
- Webster's Bible

and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
- Weymouth Bible

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
- World English Bible

And take ye the helm of helthe, and the swerd of the Goost, that is, the word of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:17


6:17 And take for an helmet the hope of salvation - #1Thes 5:8|. The head is that part which is most carefully to be defended. One stroke here may prove fatal. The armour for this is the hope of salvation. The lowest degree of this hope is a confidence that God will work the whole work of faith in us; the highest is a full assurance of future glory, added to the experimental knowledge of pardoning love. Armed with this helmet, the hope of the joy set before him, Christ endured the cross, and despised the shame, #Heb 12:2|. And the sword of the Spirit, the word of God - This Satan cannot withstand, when it is edged and wielded by faith. Till now our armour has been only defensive. But we are to attack Satan, as well as secure ourselves; the shield in one hand, and the sword in the other. Whoever fights with the powers of hell will need both. He that is covered with armour from head to foot, and neglects this, will be foiled after all. This whole description shows us how great a thing it is to be a Christian. The want of any one thing makes him incomplete. Though he has his loins girt with truth, righteousness for a breastplate, his feet shod with the preparation of the gospel, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit; yet one thing he wants after all. What is that? It follows,


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:17


Eph 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation. The Roman soldier wore on his head a metallic cap to protect it from blows, called a helmet. Isa 59:17 says: "He put a helmet of salvation on his head". See also 1Th 5:8. Salvation, the consciousness that we have a Savior "able to save unto the uttermost" (Heb 7:25). And the sword of the Spirit. The armor before described is to protect; the sword to assail. It is the Christian soldier who is to wield the sword of the Spirit. That is, the Spirit conquers through him. The word is the word of God. Thus Peter conquered on Pentecost, and Paul in his labors. Thus always and everywhere. The Christian soldier filled with the Spirit must "preach the word". See Heb 4:12.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • A disciple
    Wayne; I think we tried to help you with this before! Paul is not your Saviour! Paul didn't invent the Glad Tidings of Christ; nor was he teaching anything that wasn't before already in the words of the Prophets. Why do you hang on something that causes worthless arguments? Read in Corinthians what Paul himself says about those who put too much on being his disciples: God is the Saviour and Lord!
  • Wayne
    A Disciple, Paul calls it "my gospel" Romans 2:16.
  • A disciple
    "But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore." Exodus 14:29-30 One of the great signs for us to look to for understanding the way we take with Jesus, is the salvation and deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and the consequent humbling and destruction of Pharaoh and his army. The Day of our deliverance and salvation will be the same Day that God executes judgment on the pride and the idols of the wicked. Our very salvation is the rebuke of everything they have used to build their world, and all they trust in to support their delusions. The things that the evil ones count on to be our inescapable ruin shall be the very things that God will make our deliverance for ever out of their hands. "Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD with you!"
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:5 AND YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EXHORTATION WHICH SPEAKETH UNTO YOU AS UNTO CHILDREN --MY SON--DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD NOR FAINT WHEN THOU ART REBUKED OF HIM --6--FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASENETH AND SCOURGETH EVERY SON HE RECEIVETH --7--IF YOU ENDURE CHASTENING-- GOD DEALETH WITH YOU AS SONS FOR WHAT SON IS HE WHOM THE FATHER CHASENETH NOT --8--BUT IF YOU BE WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT ---WHEREOF ALL ARE PARTAKERS ---THEN ARE YOU BASTARDS AND NOT SONS --9--FURTHERMORE WE HAVE HAD FATHERS OF OUR FLESH WHICH CORRECTED US AND WE GAVE THEM REVERANCE SHALL WE NOT MUCH RATHER BE IN SUBJECTION UNTO THE FATHER OF SPIRITS AND LIVE DUETERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW ISAIAH 42:9 BEHOLD THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS AND NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE BEFORE THEY SPRINGFORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM
  • A disciple
    "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right." Ephesians 6:1 In the context of this part of the Epistle on the subject of Submitting ourselves to, and honoring and loving one another whether it is the married couple, the parents and their children, the servants and their masters, the community and their rulers the measure of our love for Jesus and our obedience, is in how we walk in truth and love toward those in our most ordinary relations and everyday life. Every kind of relationship whether with family, friends, neighbors or strangers, we need to learn their important relation with our walk with God, and should be regarded as the way we will actually do what the Lord says. If we read our Bibles, attend meetings and fellowship, witness to others, we don't want to be a "Street Angel, and a Home Devil!" In other words, appearing to be a devout and holy Christian outside the home, but a terrible selfish monster toward your family at home!
  • Macie
    this bible reading is so important parents please raise you children in the lord

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