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.
Pray also for me,13 that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly14 make known the mystery15 of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador16 in chains.17 Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Tychicus,18 the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,19 and that he may encourage you.2023
Peace21 to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.