Ephesians 6:12-22 NIV

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,1 but against the rulers, against the authorities,2 against the powers3 of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.4

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13 Therefore put on the full armor of God,5 so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

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      14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,6 with the breastplate of righteousness in place,7

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      15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.8

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      16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,9 with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.10

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      17 Take the helmet of salvation11 and the sword of the Spirit,12 which is the word of God.13

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      18 And pray in the Spirit14 on all occasions15 with all kinds of prayers and requests.16 With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying17 for all the saints.

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      19 Pray also for me,18 that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly19 make known the mystery20 of the gospel,

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      20 for which I am an ambassador21 in chains.22 Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

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      Final Greetings

      21 Tychicus,23 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.

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      22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,24 and that he may encourage you.25

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