Ephesians 4:27

27 Do not give the devil a way to defeat you.

Ephesians 4:27 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 4:27

Neither give place to the devil.
] Or "to the accuser", or "slanderer"; that is, to any adversary, that takes delight in slandering and reproaching the saints; give such no room, nor reason, to calumniate the doctrine and ways of Christ, through an unbecoming conversation, by lying and sinful anger, or by other means; or rather the devil, the great accuser of the brethren is meant; and the Ethiopic version renders it, "do not give way to Satan"; which is done, when men indulge any lust or corruption; and when they easily fall in with his suggestions and temptations; when they are off of their watch and guard; and when they do not resist, but quietly yield unto him.

Ephesians 4:27 In-Context

25 So you must stop telling lies. Tell each other the truth, because we all belong to each other in the same body.
26 When you are angry, do not sin, and be sure to stop being angry before the end of the day.
27 Do not give the devil a way to defeat you.
28 Those who are stealing must stop stealing and start working. They should earn an honest living for themselves. Then they will have something to share with those who are poor.
29 When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need -- words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you.