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Ephesians 6:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil [one].
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil [one].
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which ye will be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— besides all [these], having taken the shield of faith with which ye will be able to quench all the inflamed darts of the wicked one.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With all, having taken up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall have power, all the ignited darts of the wicked one, to quench;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Aboue all, taking the shielde of Faith, wherewith yee shall bee able to quench all the fierie dartes of the wicked.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and with these take to you the shield of faith, that therewith you may be empowered with strength to extinguish all the burning shafts of that evil one;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And herewith take to you the confidence of faith, by which ye will have power to quench all the fiery darts of the evil [one].

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Above 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
all, 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
taking 353
{0353} Prime
ἀναλαμβάνω
analambano
{an-al-am-ban'-o}
From G0303 and G2983; to take up.
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
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).
shield 2375
{2375} Prime
θυρεός
thureos
{thoo-reh-os'}
From G2374; a large shield (as door shaped).
of faith, 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
wherewith 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.
3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
ye shall be able 1410
{1410} Prime
δύναμαι
dunamai
{doo'-nam-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
to quench 4570
{4570} Prime
σβέννυμι
sbennumi
{sben'-noo-mee}
A prolonged form of an apparently primary verb; to extinguish (literally or figuratively).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
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).
fiery 4448
{4448} Prime
πυρόω
puroo
{poo-ro'-o}
From G4442; to kindle, that is, (passively) to be ignited, glow (literally), be refined (by implication), or (figuratively) to be inflamed (with anger, grief, lust).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
darts 956
{0956} Prime
βέλος
belos
{bel'-os}
From G0906; a missile, that is, spear or arrow.
of 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).
wicked. 4190
{4190} Prime
πονηρός
poneros
{pon-ay-ros'}
From a derivative of G4192; hurtful, that is, evil (properly in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively calamitous; also (passively) ill, that is, diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, that is, derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 6:16

_ _ Above all — rather, “Over all”; so as to cover all that has been put on before. Three integuments are specified, the breastplate, girdle, and shoes; two defenses, the helmet and shield; and two offensive weapons, the sword and the spear (prayer). Alford translates, “Besides all,” as the Greek is translated, Luke 3:20. But if it meant this, it would have come last in the list (compare Colossians 3:14).

_ _ shield — the large oblong oval door-like shield of the Romans, four feet long by two and a half feet broad; not the small round buckler.

_ _ ye shall be able — not merely, “ye may.” The shield of faith will certainly intercept, and so “quench, all the fiery darts” (an image from the ancient fire-darts, formed of cane, with tow and combustibles ignited on the head of the shaft, so as to set fire to woodwork, tents, etc.).

_ _ of the wicked — rather “of the EVIL ONE.” Faith conquers him (1 Peter 5:9), and his darts of temptation to wrath, lust, revenge, despair, etc. It overcomes the world (1 John 5:4), and so the prince of the world (1 John 5:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 6:10-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 6:16

Above or over all — As a sort of universal covering to every other part of the armour itself, continually exercise a strong and lively faith. This you may use as a shield, which will quench all the fiery darts, the furious temptations, violent and sudden injections of the devil.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the shield:
The θυρεος [Strong's G2375] was a large oblong shield, or scuta, like a door, θυρα [Strong's G2374], made of wood and covered with hides.
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.
Psalms 56:3-4 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. ... In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Psalms 56:10-11 In God will I praise [his] word: in the LORD will I praise [his] word. ... In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. ... While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.
Hebrews 6:17-18 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath: ... That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Hebrews 11:24-34 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; ... Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: ... Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1 John 5:4-5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. ... Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

to quench:

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
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Gn 15:1. Ps 56:3, 10. Pv 18:10. 2Co 1:24; 4:16. 1Th 5:19. He 6:17; 11:24. 1P 5:8. 1Jn 5:4.

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