Put on the full armor of God1 so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,2 but against the rulers, against the authorities,3 against the powers4 of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.513
Therefore put on the full armor of God,6 so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,7 with the breastplate of righteousness in place,815
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.916
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,10 with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.1117
Take the helmet of salvation12 and the sword of the Spirit,13 which is the word of God.1418
And pray in the Spirit15 on all occasions16 with all kinds of prayers and requests.17 With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying18 for all the saints.
Pray also for me,19 that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly20 make known the mystery21 of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador22 in chains.23 Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.