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Ephesians 6:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Stand therefore, having girt about your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Stand therefore,—having girded your loins with truth, and put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of justice:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Stand therefore, hauing your loynes girt about with trueth, and hauing on the breast-plate of righteousnesse:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Stand, therefore, with your loins strengthened with the truth, and wear the breastplate of righteousness,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Stand up therefore, and gird your loins with truth; and put on the breastplate of righteousness;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Stand 2476
{2476} Prime
ἵστημι
histemi
{his'-tay-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary word στάω [[stao]], {stah'-o} (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
therefore, 3767
{3767} Prime
οὖν
oun
{oon}
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
having y4024
[4024] Standard
περιζώννυμι
perizonnumi
{per-id-zone'-noo-mee}
From G4012 and G2224; to gird all around, that is, (middle or passive voice) to fasten on one's belt (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
loins 3751
{3751} Prime
ὀσφύς
osphus
{os-foos'}
Of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), that is, the hip; internally (by extension) procreative power.
girt about 4024
{4024} Prime
περιζώννυμι
perizonnumi
{per-id-zone'-noo-mee}
From G4012 and G2224; to gird all around, that is, (middle or passive voice) to fasten on one's belt (literally or figuratively).
z5671
<5671> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 61
with 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
truth, 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
having on 1746
{1746} Prime
ἐνδύω
enduo
{en-doo'-o}
From G1722 and G1416 (in the senese of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively).
z5671
<5671> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 61
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
breastplate 2382
{2382} Prime
θώραξ
thorax
{tho'-rax}
Of uncertain affinity; the chest ('thorax'), that is, (by implication) a corslet.
of righteousness; 1343
{1343} Prime
δικαιοσύνη
dikaiosune
{dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay}
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 6:14

_ _ Stand — The repetition in Ephesians 6:11, Ephesians 6:14, shows that standing, that is, maintaining our ground, not yielding or fleeing, is the grand aim of the Christian soldier. Translate as Greek, “Having girt about your loins with truth,” that is, with truthfulness, sincerity, a good conscience (2 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Timothy 1:5, 1 Timothy 1:18; 1 Timothy 3:9). Truth is the band that girds up and keeps together the flowing robes, so as that the Christian soldier may be unencumbered for action. So the Passover was eaten with the loins girt, and the shoes on the feet (Exodus 12:11; compare Isaiah 5:27; Luke 12:35). Faithfulness (Septuagint, “truth”) is the girdle of Messiah (Isaiah 11:5): so truth of His followers.

_ _ having onGreek, “having put on.”

_ _ breastplate of righteousness — (Isaiah 59:17), similarly of Messiah. “Righteousness” is here joined with “truth,” as in Ephesians 5:9 : righteousness in works, truth in words [Estius] (1 John 3:7). Christ’s righteousness inwrought in us by the Spirit. “Faith and love,” that is, faith working righteousness by love, are “the breastplate” in 1 Thessalonians 5:8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 6:10-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 6:14

Having your loins girt about — That ye may be ready for every motion. With truth — Not only with the truths of the gospel, but with "truth in the inward parts;" for without this all our knowledge of divine truth will prove but a poor girdle "in the evil day." So our Lord is described, Isaiah 11:5. And as a girded man is always ready to go on, so this seems to intimate an obedient heart, a ready will. Our Lord adds to the loins girded, the lights burning, Luke 12:35; showing that watching and ready obedience are the inseparable companions of faith and love. And having on the breastplate of righteousness — The righteousness of a spotless purity, in which Christ will present us faultless before God, through the merit of his own blood. With this breastplate our Lord is described, Isaiah 59:17. In the breast is the seat of conscience, which is guarded by righteousness. No armour for the back is mentioned. We are always to face our enemies.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
having:

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;
2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

the breastplate:
The θωραξ [Strong's G2382], or breastplate, consisted of two parts; one of which covered the whole region of the thorax or breast, and the other the back, as far down as the front part extended.
Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
Revelation 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses [were] as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
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Is 11:5; 59:17. Lk 12:35. 2Co 6:7. Ep 5:9. 1Th 5:8. 1P 1:13. Rv 9:9, 17.

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