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And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Ephesians 5:18
And bee not drunke with wine, wherein is excesse: but bee filled with the Spirit:- King James Version (1611)
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And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,- New American Standard Version (1995)
And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;- American Standard Version (1901)
And do not take overmuch wine by which one may be overcome, but be full of the Spirit;- Basic English Bible
And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,- Darby Bible
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the holy Spirit, - Douay Rheims Bible
And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; - Webster's Bible
Do not over-indulge in wine--a thing in which excess is so easy--- Weymouth Bible
Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,- World English Bible
And nyle ye be drunkun of wyn, in which is letcherie, but be ye fillid with the Hooli Goost; and speke ye to you silf in salmes,- Wycliffe Bible
and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:18
5:18 Wherein is excess - That is, which leads to debauchery of every kind. But be ye filled with the Spirit - In all his graces, who gives a more noble pleasure than wine can do.
View People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:18
Eph 5:18 Be not drunk with wine. Wine was at that time the usual intoxicating drink. The passage forbids intoxication, which was a common vice of the time. Wherein is excess. "Riot", in the Revised Version. How true! Enjoyment is not to be sought, as the world seeks it, in wine, but rather in being "filled with the Spirit". Then your songs will not be bacchanalian.
John Amuzu's comment on 2011-06-08 07:34:20:
Wine in itself is not bad, but taken in excess can lead to bad behaviour,like roiting, debauchery, use of bad language, etc.Afterall it is used during Mass. Being drunk in the in the Spirit benefits one with the fruits and gifts of the spirit which are peace,love ,joy,patience, etc.
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