Friday, November 12, 2021
 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;
 besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one.
 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
 Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
 and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,
 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
 Now that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tych’icus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything.
 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.
 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love undying.
 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
 And behold, a man from the crowd cried, “Teacher, I beg you to look upon my son, for he is my only child;
 and behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him till he foams, and shatters him, and will hardly leave him.
 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”
 Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.”
 While he was coming, the demon tore him and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
 And all were astonished at the majesty of God.
But while they were all marveling at everything he did, he said to his disciples,
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