Ephesians 6:7-17 NLT

7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
8 Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
9 Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.
12 For wea are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

References for Ephesians 6:12

    • 6:12 - Some manuscripts read you.
      13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
      14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
      15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.b

      References for Ephesians 6:15

        • 6:15 - Or For shoes, put on the readiness to preach the Good News of peace with God.
          16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.c

          References for Ephesians 6:16

            • 6:16 - Greek the evil one.
              17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.