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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - Ephesians 6:12

    CHAPTERS: Ephesians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Ephesians 6:12

    οτι 3754 ουκ 3756 εστιν 2076 5748 ημιν 2254 η 3588 παλη 3823 προς 4314 αιμα 129 και 2532 σαρκα 4561 αλλα 235 προς 4314 τας 3588 αρχας 746 προς 4314 τας 3588 εξουσιας 1849 προς 4314 τους 3588 κοσμοκρατορας 2888 του 3588 σκοτους 4655 του 3588 αιωνος 165 τουτου 5127 προς 4314 τα 3588 πνευματικα 4152 της 3588 πονηριας 4189 εν 1722 τοις 3588 επουρανιοις 2032

    Douay Rheims Bible

    For our
    wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

    King James Bible - Ephesians 6:12

    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.

    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.

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-01 v.ii.xiii Pg 6, Anf-01 ix.ii.xi Pg 5, Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 234.1, Anf-02 Pg 17.1, Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 53.1, Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.iii Pg 23.1, Anf-03 v.iii.xxxix Pg 3, Anf-03 Pg 45, Anf-03 Pg 48, Anf-03 Pg 53, Anf-03 Pg 55, Anf-03 Pg 8, Anf-04 iii.ix.xvii Pg 11, Anf-04 vi.v.iv.iv Pg 21, Anf-04 vi.v.iv.iv Pg 56, Anf-04 vi.ix.viii.xxxiv Pg 10, Anf-05 iv.v.xii.iv.cxix Pg 3, Anf-05 vi.iv.i Pg 7, Anf-05 Pg 32, Anf-06 vii.iii.xii Pg 12, Anf-06 xi.iii.vii.i Pg 6, Anf-06 xi.v.iii.ii Pg 24, Anf-09 Pg 5, Anf-09 xvi.ii.iii.xiv Pg 12, Anf-09 xvi.ii.v.xiii Pg 6, Anf-09 xvi.ii.v.xiii Pg 7, Anf-09 Pg 3, Npnf-101 vii.1.CCXX Pg 27, Npnf-104 iv.x.xxxv Pg 4, Npnf-104 v.v.v.xii Pg 2, Npnf-106 vii.xix Pg 21, Npnf-107 iii.lvi Pg 18, Npnf-107 iii.lxxx Pg 13, Npnf-107 iv.iv Pg 34, Npnf-107 iv.xii Pg 13, Npnf-108 ii.CXLII Pg 26, Npnf-108 ii.CXLIV Pg 31, Npnf-108 ii.XXXV Pg 10, Npnf-108 ii.LVI Pg 14, Npnf-108 ii.LXXVII Pg 23, Npnf-108 ii.LXXXIII Pg 23, Npnf-108 ii.CXVIII Pg 10, Npnf-109 iv.iv Pg 12, Npnf-109 xix.v Pg 30, Npnf-110 VI_1 Pg 64, Npnf-110 iii.XXIII Pg 114, Npnf-111 vi.xliv Pg 15, Npnf-111 vi.xxvii Pg 19, Npnf-111 vi.xxxi Pg 18, Npnf-112 iv.xl Pg 58, Npnf-113 iii.iii.i Pg 101, Npnf-113 iii.iii.v Pg 72, Npnf-113 iii.iv.ii Pg 18, Npnf-113 iii.iv.ii Pg 69, Npnf-113 iii.iv.v Pg 11, Npnf-113 iii.iv.xxiii Pg 43, Npnf-113 iv.v.iii Pg 49, Npnf-113 iv.iii.ix Pg 5, Npnf-113 iv.iii.x Pg 34, Npnf-113 v.iv.iv Pg 6, Npnf-114 v.ix Pg 45, Npnf-114 vi.ix Pg 45, Npnf-204 xvi.ii.xi Pg 20, Npnf-204 xvi.ii.xviii Pg 2, Npnf-204 xxv.iii.iii.i Pg 24, Npnf-206 v.XXII Pg 25, Npnf-206 v.LXXVII Pg 79, Npnf-206 vi.ix.II Pg 38, Npnf-206 v.CXXIV Pg 56, Npnf-206 Pg 44, Npnf-207 iii.iv Pg 58, Npnf-207 iii.iv Pg 345, Npnf-208 ix.xxiv Pg 6, Npnf-210 iv.iii.iii Pg 239, Npnf-210 v.vii Pg 9, Npnf-210 v.xv Pg 176, Npnf-211 iv.iii.v.xviii Pg 5, Npnf-211 iv.iii.v.xix Pg 4, Npnf-211 iv.iv.viii.xxi Pg 3, Npnf-211 iv.iv.viii.xxxiii Pg 3, Npnf-211 iv.iv.viii.xxxii Pg 9, Npnf-211 iv.iv.ix.ii Pg 3, Npnf-211 iv.iv.ix.xiv Pg 4, Npnf-211 iv.v.iv.xiv Pg 9, Npnf-212 ii.v.xxi Pg 16

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    Ephesians 6:12

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 v.ii.xiii Pg 6
    Eph. vi. 12.

    Anf-01 ix.ii.xi Pg 5
    Eph. vi. 12.

    and the angels who transgressed and became apostates, together with the ungodly, and unrighteous, and wicked, and profane among men, into everlasting fire; but may, in the exercise of His grace, confer immortality on the righteous, and holy, and those who have kept His commandments, and have persevered in His love, some from the beginning [of their Christian course], and others from [the date of] their repentance, and may surround them with everlasting glory.

    Anf-02 vi.iv.iii Pg 234.1

    Anf-02 Pg 17.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 53.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.iii Pg 23.1

    Anf-03 v.iii.xxxix Pg 3
    See Eph. vi. 12; and 1 Cor. xi. 18.

    wherewith we also, my brethren, may fairly expect to have “to wrestle,” as necessary for faith, that the elect may be made manifest, (and) that the reprobate may be discovered. And therefore they possess influence, and a facility in thinking out and fabricating2260

    2260 Instruendis.

    errors, which ought not to be wondered at as if it were a difficult and inexplicable process, seeing that in profane writings also an example comes ready to hand of a similar facility. You see in our own day, composed out of Virgil,2261

    2261 Oehler reads “ex Vergilio,” although the Codex Agobard. as “ex Virgilio.”

    a story of a wholly different character, the subject-matter being arranged according to the verse, and the verse according to the subject-matter. In short,2262

    2262 Denique. [“Getica lyra.”]

    Hosidius Geta has most completely pilfered his tragedy of Medea from Virgil. A near relative of my own, among some leisure productions2263

    2263 Otis.

    of his pen, has composed out of the same poet The Table of Cebes. On the same principle, those poetasters are commonly called Homerocentones, “collectors of Homeric odds and ends,” who stitch into one piece, patchwork fashion, works of their own from the lines of Homer, out of many scraps put together from this passage and from that (in miscellaneous confusion). Now, unquestionably, the Divine Scriptures are more fruitful in resources of all kinds for this sort of facility. Nor do I risk contradiction in saying2264

    2264 Nec periclitor dicere. [Truly, a Tertullianic paradox; but compare 2 Pet. iii. 16. N.B. Scripture the test of heresy.]

    that the very Scriptures were even arranged by the will of God in such a manner as to furnish materials for heretics, inasmuch as I read that “there must be heresies,”2265


    Anf-03 Pg 45
    Eph. vi. 12.

    what a host of Creator Gods there must be!6046

    6046 An ironical allusion to Marcion’s interpretation, which he has considered in a former chapter, of the title God of this world.

    For why should I not insist upon this point here, that he ought to have mentioned but oneruler of this world,” if he meant only the Creator to be the being to whom belonged all the powers which he previously mentioned? Again, when in the preceding verse he bids us “put on the whole armour of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,”6047


    Anf-03 Pg 48
    Eph. vi. 12.

    which we also ascribe to the devil’s authority?  Else, if “the devil” means the Creator, who will be the devil in the Creator’s dispensation?6049

    6049 Apud Creatorem.

    As there are two gods, must there also be two devils, and a plurality of powers and rulers of this world? But how is the Creator both a devil and a god at the same time, when the devil is not at once both god and devil? For either they are both of them gods, if both of them are devils; or else He who is God is not also devil, as neither is he god who is the devil. I want to know indeed by what perversion6050

    6050 Ex qua delatura.

    the word devil is at all applicable to the Creator. Perhaps he perverted some purpose of the superior godconduct such as He experienced Himself from the archangel, who lied indeed for the purpose.  For He did not forbid (our first parents) a taste of the miserable tree,6051

    6051 Illius arbusculæ.

    from any apprehension that they would become gods; His prohibition was meant to prevent their dying after the transgression.  But “the spiritual wickedness6052

    6052 Spiritalia nequitiæ: “wicked spirits.”

    did not signify the Creator, because of the apostle’s additional description, “in heavenly places;”6053


    Anf-03 Pg 53
    Eph. vi. 12.

    for the apostle was quite aware that “spiritual wickedness” had been at work in heavenly places, when angels were entrapped into sin by the daughters of men.6054


    Anf-03 Pg 55
    Ut taxaret. Of course he alludes to Marcion’s absurd exposition of the 12th verse, in applying St. Paul’s description of wicked spirits to the Creator.

    the Creator, when he displayed to the Church such constancy and plainness of speech in “making known the mystery of the gospel for which he was an ambassador in bonds,” owing to his liberty in preaching—and actually requested (the Ephesians) to pray to God that this “open-mouthed utterance” might be continued to him?6056

    6056 Eph. vi. 19, 20.

    Anf-03 Pg 8
    Irenæus’ word is Κοσμοκράτωρ; see also Eph. vi. 12.

    (Ruler of the World), and maintain that, as he is of a spiritual nature, he has a better knowledge of the things above than the Demiurge, an animal being. He deserves from them the pre-eminence which all heresies provide him with.

    Edersheim Bible History

    Lifetimes viii.xxxvii Pg 47.3

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