Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”;
Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.
Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”