Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,1 with the breastplate of righteousness in place,2
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and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.3
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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.5
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Take the helmet of salvation6 and the sword of the Spirit,7 which is the word of God.8
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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.
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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,
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for which I am an ambassador16 in chains.17 Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
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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.
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I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,19 and that he may encourage you.20
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Peace21 to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.