10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength
of his power.
11 Put on the
whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the
wiles of the devil.
12 For our struggle
is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers,
against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present
darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take
up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand
on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
14 Stand therefore,
and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate
15 As shoes for
your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel
16 With all of
these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to
quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet
of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of