Ephesians 6:18

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Praying alwayes with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseuerance, and supplication for all Saints,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,
- American Standard Version (1901)

With prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer for all the saints,
- Basic English Bible

praying at all seasons, with all prayer and supplication in [the] Spirit, and watching unto this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints;
- Darby Bible

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching for this purpose with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
- Webster's Bible

Pray with unceasing prayer and entreaty on every fitting occasion in the Spirit, and be always on the alert to seize opportunities for doing so, with unwearied persistence and entreaty on behalf of all God's people,
- Weymouth Bible

with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints:
- World English Bible

Bi al preier and bisechyng preie ye al tyme in spirit, and in hym wakinge in al bisynesse, and bisechyng for alle hooli men, and for me;
- Wycliffe Bible

through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:18


6:18 Praying always - At all times, and on every occasion, in midst of all employments, inwardly praying without ceasing. By the Spirit - Through the influence of the Holy Spirit. With all prayer - With all sort of prayer, public, private, mental, vocal. Some are careful in respect of one kind of prayer, and negligent in others. If we would have the petitions we ask, let us use all. Some there are who use only mental prayer or ejaculations, and think they are in a state of grace, and use a way of worship, far superior to any other: but such only fancy themselves to be above what is really above them; it requiring far more grace to be enabled to pour out a fervent and continued prayer, than to offer up mental aspirations. And supplication - Repeating and urging our prayer, as Christ did in the garden. And watching - Inwardly attending on God, to know his will, to gain power to do it, and to attain to the blessings we desire. With all perseverance - Continuing to the end in this holy exercise. And supplication for all the saints - Wrestling in fervent, continued intercession for others, especially for the faithful, that they may do all the will of God, and be steadfast to the end. Perhaps we receive few answers to prayer, because we do not intercede enough for others.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:18


Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication. No one can wield the sword of the Spirit rightly without constant prayer. In the Spirit. As spiritual men. With . . . supplication for all saints. Our supplications are not to be for ourselves only, but for all the people of God.

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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