Main point summary
Do you wish to be strong? Put on God's strength as your armour because Satan is coming for you. To stand firm: keep alert as you pray continually whilst living a righteous life. Persevere! Your faith is a shield, your salvation an impenetrable helmet, and your prayers direct an overwhelming battery of your Father's artillery fire against the Enemy.
Finally, e be strong in the Lord
and in f the strength of his might.
g Put on h the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to stand against i the schemes of the devil.
For j we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against k the rulers,
against the authorities,
against l the cosmic powers over m this present darkness,
against n the spiritual forces of evil o in the heavenly places.
Therefore p take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in q the evil day,
and having done all, to stand firm.
r having fastened on the belt of truth,
and s having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and, t as shoes for your feet,
having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances
take up u the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all v the flaming darts of w the evil one;
and take s the helmet of salvation,
and x the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God,
praying y at all times z in the Spirit,
a with all prayer and supplication.
To that end b keep alert
with all perseverance,
making c supplication for all the saints,