Steadfast Against Crafty Assaults of Devil (Ephesisans 6)

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The image above is from the 1526 Tyndale New Testament. It contains Ephesians 6:10-13.

Just wanted to mention again that no English Bible had verse divisions until the 1557 Geneva New Testament. I have added them here as a help.

Ephesians 6:10-13 1526 Tyndale NT – Original Spelling

[10] Finally, my brethren be stronge in the lorde, and in the power of his myght.

[11] Put on the armour of god, that ye maye stonde stedfast agaynst the crafty assautes off the devyll.

[12] For we wrestle not agaynst flesshe and bloud: but agaynst ruele, agaynst power, and agaynst worldy ruelars of the darckenes of this worlde, agaynst spretuall wickednes in hevenly thynges.

[13] For this cause take unto you the armoure off god, that ye maye be able to resist in the evyll daye, and to stonde perfect in all thinges.

Here are the same verses in the King James Bible:

[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

[11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places .

[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

As you see from the comparison, Tyndale’s version and the King James version are very similar.

Very important verses. We need to heed the lesson and let God help us to stand against the “crafty assaults of the devil.”

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