STUDIES IN THE LORD'S PRAYER

Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2002

WORKSHEET 13.3: SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 6:10-18

Study the table below and discuss the significance of the verbs and participles used in these verses.

Note:

  • Present tense indicates continuous action.
  • Aorist tense indicates decisive, once-for-all action.
  • Middle voice is an action one does to or for oneself.
  • Subjunctive mood indicates the intended result or purpose of an action.

SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 6:10-18

Command
Purpose
How it is accomplished

Be strong (put forth energy, acquire vigour); present continuous tense.

10

 

In the Lord and his mighty power

Put on (clothe yourselves with) the full armour of God; (Aorist tense.)

11

To be able (present) to stand (Aorist) against the devil's schemes.

 

Take up (Aorist tense) the full armour of God

13

In order that you may be able (Aorist subjunctive) to stand against (resist) (Aorist), and having done everything, to stand (Aorist).

 

Stand (Aorist)

14

 

Having put the belt of truth around yourself (Aorist middle participle).

   

Having clothed yourself with the breastplate of righteousness (Aorist middle participle)

 

15

 

Having bound onto your feet the preparedness of the Gospel of peace (Aorist middle participle)

 

16

with which you will be able (future tense) to quench (Aorist) all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Having taken up the shield of faith (Aorist participle)

Take into your hands (receive) the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (Aorist)

17

  
 

18

 

Through all prayer and supplication praying (present tense) in all times in the Spirit, and being watchful (present tense) in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.