In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,1 with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.217
Take the helmet of salvation3 and the sword of the Spirit,4 which is the word of God.518
And pray in the Spirit6 on all occasions7 with all kinds of prayers and requests.8 With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying9 for all the saints.
Pray also for me,10 that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly11 make known the mystery12 of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador13 in chains.14 Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Tychicus,15 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,16 and that he may encourage you.1723
Peace18 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.