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Ephesians 6:17

Context
NETBible

And take the helmet of salvation 1  and the sword 2  of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

XREF

1Sa 17:5,58; Isa 49:2; Isa 59:17; Mt 4:4,7,10,11; 1Th 5:8; Heb 4:12; Heb 12:5,6; Heb 13:5,6; Re 1:16; Re 2:16; Re 12:11; Re 19:15

NET © Notes

sn An allusion to Isa 59:17.

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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