put on the set of divine armour, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
the night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore throw off the habits of darkness, and be invested with the ornaments of light.
that we should be no longer children, fluctuating, and carried about with every empty doctrine, by men vers'd in sleight and the crafty arts of deceit:
wherefore invest yourselves with the set of divine armour, that ye may be able to withstand in the difficult day, and having overcome all to maintain your ground.
our military arms are not so defective, but divinely effectual to demolish all their ramparts;
but let us, who enjoy the light, be temperate; let us be arm'd with the breast-plate of faith and charity, and for an helmet, with the hope of salvation.
Be temperate, be vigilant: for your adversary the Devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
for false Christs, and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and prodigies, so as to seduce, if it were possible, even the very elect.
for fear he should be made the jest of every spectator, for laying the foundation, without being able to carry it on.
you have met with no trials yet, but such as are common to men: and God who is faithful, will not suffer you to be tempted above your strength; but will with the temptation make a way to escape, by enabling you to bear it.
witness) lest satan should have got some advantage of us: for we are apprized of his artifices.
to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
by the preaching of truth, by the power of God, by the arms of justice, both offensive and defensive.
but I fear lest by some means or other, as Eve was beguiled by the subtilly of the serpent, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is due to Christ.
for these are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguised so as to pass for true apostles.
who by the instigation of satan will make his parade with various arts, with fallacious signs and prodigies,
so that he has an uninterrupted power to save those, that come to God by him, because he ever lives to make intercession for them.
As there were false prophets among the people of Israel, there will likewise be false doctors among you, who by introducing pernicious sects, and by renouncing the Lord, who bought them, will bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and make you appear in his glorious presence, without defect, and full of joy:
but I say to the rest that are in Thyatira, who do not follow this doctrine, and have not been initiated in the depths, as they are called, of satan, I will put upon you no other burden, but what you have:
the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, call'd the devil or satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were precipitated with him.
Then I beheld another beast coming out of the earth, it had two horns like a lamb, but it spake like a dragon.
and the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles in his favour, by which he seduc'd those that had received the mark of the beast, and those that worshipped his image. these were both cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
and he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
When the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,