ENGLISH: Worldwide English Bible NT
10 Use everything that God has given you so that you can fight against the tricks of the devil.
11 We are not fighting against people of flesh and blood. But we are fighting against rulers and powers whom we cannot see. We are fighting against those who control the darkness of this world, and against bad spirits who have power in the air.
12 So use everything that God has given you, that you can fight when the bad time comes. You will need to do everything you can do to stand!
13 So then, stand and hold on tight to the truth like you put on a belt. Do what is right. Wear it as a cover for your body.
14 You have the good news of peace. Wear that like shoes on your feet.
15 You believe in God. Take that and cover all of yourself with it. With that you can stop all the poison arrows of the devil.
16 You have been saved. Wear your salvation like you wear something on your head to protect yourself. And take with you the big knife or sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
17 Always talk to God in the Spirit. Talk to him about everything and ask him for what you need. Put your mind on what you are saying, asking God to help all his people.
18 And also, ask God to help me to talk without fear and tell people God’s plan about the good news.