Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,1 with the breastplate of righteousness in place,215
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.316
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,4 with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.517
Take the helmet of salvation6 and the sword of the Spirit,7 which is the word of God.818
And pray in the Spirit9 on all occasions10 with all kinds of prayers and requests.11 With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying12 for all the saints.