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
    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
  • 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

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