Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentEphesians 6:14
- Stand therefore (sthte oun).
- Second aorist active imperative of isthmi (intransitive like the others). Ingressive aorist here, "Take your stand therefore" (in view of the arguments made).
- Having girded your loins with truth (perizwsamenoi thn ospun umwn en alhteiai).
- First aorist middle participle (antecedent action) of perizwnnuw, old verb, to gird around, direct middle (gird yourselves) in Luke 12:37; but indirect here with accusative of the thing, "having girded your own loins." So endusamenoi (having put on) is indirect middle participle.
- The breast-plate of righteousness (ton twraka thv dikaiosunhv).
- Old word for breast and then for breastplate. Same metaphor of righteousness as breastplate in 1 Thessalonians 5:8.