10 From henceforth, my brethren, be strong in our Lord and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For your conflict is not only with flesh and blood, but also with the angels, and with powers, with the rulers of this world of darkness, and with the evil spirits under the heavens. 13 Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to meet the evil one, and being prepared you shall prevail. 14 Arise, therefore, gird your loins with truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And have your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. 16 Together with these, take for yourselves the shield of faith, for with it you shall be able to quench all the flaming darts of the wicked. 17 Put on the helmet of salvation and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 And pray always, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit; and in that prayer be watchful at all times, praying constantly and supplicating for all the saints, 19 And for me also, that words may be given to me as soon as I open my mouth, so that I may boldly preach the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am a messenger in chains, that I may speak openly about it, as I ought to speak.

From: George M. Lamsa’s translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta

Assumite Gladium Spiritus (Efeziërs 6:17)

Take the sword of the Spirit