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1 Thessalonians 5:8

Context
5:8 But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate 1  of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. 2 

Ephesians 6:17

Context
6:17 And take the helmet of salvation 3  and the sword 4  of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

1 sn An allusion to Isa 59:17.

2 tn Grk “hope of salvation” (“a helmet…for salvation” is an allusion to Isa 59:17).

3 sn An allusion to Isa 59:17.

4 sn The Greek term translated sword (μάχαιρα, macaira) refers to the Roman gladius, a short sword about 2 ft (60 cm) long, used for close hand-to-hand combat. This is the only clearly offensive weapon in the list of armor mentioned by the author (he does not, for example, mention the lance [Latin pilum]).



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