Parallel Verses

NET Bible

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

New American Standard Bible

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

King James Version

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Holman Bible

For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

International Standard Version

For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.

A Conservative Version

Because our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principal offices, against the positions of authority, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual things of wickedness in the he

American Standard Version

For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places .

Amplified

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.

An Understandable Version

For our struggle is not [actually] against human beings, but against rulers and authorities and leaders of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. [Note: "Heavenly realms" here refers to the struggle against Satanic powers which permeates life around us].

Anderson New Testament

for our conflict is not with flesh and blood, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the rulers of the darkness of this world, with the wicked spirits in the heavenly regions.

Bible in Basic English

For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against authorities and powers, against the world-rulers of this dark night, against the spirits of evil in the heavens.

Common New Testament

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for our conflict is not barely with men, but with principalities, with potentates, with the princes of darkness, with wicked aereal spirits.

Darby Translation

because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against principalities, against authorities, against the universal lords of this darkness, against spiritual power of wickedness in the heavenlies.

Godbey New Testament

because there is not to us fighting against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the heavenlies.

Goodspeed New Testament

For we have to struggle, not with enemies of flesh and blood, but with the hierarchies, the authorities, the master-spirits of this dark world, the spirit-forces of evil on high.

John Wesley New Testament

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the world, of the darkness of this age, against wicked spirits in heavenly places.

Julia Smith Translation

For the wrestling is not to us against blood and flesh, but against beginnings, against powers, against the chiefs of the world of darkness of this life, against spiritual things of wickedness in heavenly things.

King James 2000

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.

Lexham Expanded Bible

because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [forces] of wickedness in the heavenly [places].

Modern King James verseion

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world's rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood: but against rule, against power, and against worldly rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness for heavenly things.

Moffatt New Testament

For we have to struggle, not with blood and flesh but with the angelic Rulers, the angelic Authorities, the potentates of the dark present, the spirit-forces of evil in the heavenly sphere.

Montgomery New Testament

For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the despotisms, the empires, the rulers of this present darkness, the spirit-hosts of evil in the heavenly realm.

New Heart English Bible

For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world's rulers of this darkness, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Noyes New Testament

for our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the worldrulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of evil in the heavenly regions.

Sawyer New Testament

for our conflict is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the potentates of the darkness of this world, against the spiritual [hosts] of evil in the heavenly [worlds].

The Emphasized Bible

Because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but, against the principalities, against the authorities, against the world-holders, of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenlies.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For our conflict is not merely against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and against powers, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against wicked spirits in the aerial regions.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For ours is no struggle against enemies of flesh and blood, but against all the various Powers of Evil that hold sway in the Darkness around us, against the Spirits of Wickedness on high.

Webster

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Weymouth New Testament

For ours is not a conflict with mere flesh and blood, but with the despotisms, the empires, the forces that control and govern this dark world--the spiritual hosts of evil arrayed against us in the heavenly warfare.

Williams New Testament

For our contest is not with human foes alone, but with the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark world; that is, with the spirit-forces of evil challenging us in the heavenly contest.

World English Bible

For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Worrell New Testament

because to us the struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the principalities, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Worsley New Testament

For our conflict is not with flesh and blood only, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the world and of the darkness of this age, against wicked spirits in heavenly places.

Youngs Literal Translation

because we have not the wrestling with blood and flesh, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual things of the evil in the heavenly places;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

πάλη 
Pale 
Usage: 1

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

πρός 
Pros 
πρός 
Pros 
πρός 
Pros 
πρός 
Pros 
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412
Usage: 412
Usage: 412
Usage: 412
Usage: 412

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

αἷμα 
Haima 
Usage: 83

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

the rulers
κοσμοκράτωρ 
Kosmokrator 
Usage: 1

of the darkness
σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

of this
τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53

αἰών 
Aion 
Usage: 101

πνευματικός 
Pneumatikos 
Usage: 25

πονηρία 
Poneria 
Usage: 5

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἐπουράνιος 
Epouranios 
Usage: 18

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 6:12

Devotionals containing Ephesians 6:12

Images Ephesians 6:12

Prayers for Ephesians 6:12

Context Readings

Spiritual Warfare

11 Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13 For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.


Cross References

Ephesians 2:2

in which you formerly lived according to this world's present path, according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience,

Ephesians 1:21

far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Ephesians 3:10

The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.

Colossians 1:13

He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,

1 Corinthians 9:25-27

Each competitor must exercise self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ.

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered him, "You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!

Luke 22:53

Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, you did not arrest me. But this is your hour, and that of the power of darkness!"

John 12:31

Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.

John 16:11

and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so that they turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

Romans 8:38

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers,

2 Corinthians 4:4

among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.

Job 2:2

And the Lord said to Satan, "Where do you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From roving about on the earth, and from walking back and forth across it."

Luke 13:24

"Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

John 14:30

I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me,

1 Corinthians 15:50

Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

Galatians 1:16

to reveal his Son in me so that I could preach him among the Gentiles, I did not go to ask advice from any human being,

Colossians 2:15

Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

2 Timothy 2:5

Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules.

Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,

Hebrews 12:4

You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin.

1 Peter 3:22

who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.

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